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UNESCO Publishes Brochure on Holocaust Education

UNESCO Publishes Brochure on Holocaust Education

To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January 2013), UNESCO has published a new brochure, "Why teach about the Holocaust?" which provides an overview of Holocaust education.

The brochure explains that the Holocaust was a defining historical moment; that genocide is not inevitable; that states and citizens have responsibilities; that silence contributes to oppression and that prejudice and racism have roots. In addition, it explores the challenges and opportunities of teaching about the Holocaust and provides educational resources on the Holocaust and other genocides.

More information on the publication is available here.  To obtain copies of the brochure, please contact Karel Fracapane at UNESCO (k.fracapane [at]