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Pack européen pour la visite du Mémorial et du Musée d'Auschwitz-Birkenau - Pistes pédagogiques pour enseignants et éducateurs (2012)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
| 2011 | 288p
ISBN 978-92-871-7359-1PDF
Corporate author: 
Council of Europe ; Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum ; Polish Ministry of Education

Taking groups of students to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is a heavy responsibility, but it is a major contribution to citizenship if it fosters understanding of what Auschwitz stands for, particularly when the last survivors are at the end of their lives. This pack is designed for teachers wishing to organize student visits to authentic places of remembrance, and for the guides, academics and others who work every day with young people at Auschwitz. To avoid the risk of inappropriate reactions or the failure to benefit from a large investment in travel and accommodation, considerable preparation and discussion is necessary before the visit and serious reflection afterwards. This pack offers insights into the complexities of human behaviour so that students can have a better understanding of what it means to be a citizen. The young people who visit Auschwitz in the next few years will be witnesses of the last witnesses. Their generation will be the last to hear the survivors speaking on the spot. The Council of Europe, the Polish Ministry of Education and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum are jointly sponsoring this project aimed at preventing crimes against humanity through Holocaust remembrance teaching. (By the Council of Europe)

Resource Type: 
Teaching and learning materials
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Human rights / Human dignity
Level of education: 
Primary education


Holocaust education; teachinig meterials; toolkits