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Why Teach about the Holocaust?
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2014 | 23 p.
Corporate author: 
UNESCO
Region: 
Global

The Holocaust was a turning point in human history. Understanding the genocide of the Jewish people and other crimes perpetrated by the Nazi regime remains of great signi cance in the modern world.

Regardless of where we live or who we are, learning about this universal history can help engage students in a critical re action about the roots of genocide and the necessity to nurture peace and human rights to prevent such atrocities in the future.

This short introduction provides an essential overview on education about the Holocaust that can support policymakers, educators and students alike in their understanding of genocide and why it is vital that we continue to teach about the Holocaust today. 

Resource Type: 
Advocacy materials
Theme: 
Genocide

Keyword

antisemitism; genocide
history education