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How to Teach about the Holocaust in Schools

The Recommendations aim to deepen the understanding of the Holocaust by asking crucial questions concerning the historical context of the Holocaust, its scope and scale and why and how it happened....

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What to Teach about the Holocaust

The Recommendations aim to deepen the understanding of the Holocaust by asking crucial questions concerning the historical context of the Holocaust, its scope and scale and why and how it happened...

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Why Teach About the Holocaust

Considering how best to make any examination of the Holocaust meaningful and relevant for learners in their national contexts is essential. This section is meant to help policymakers, school...

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Summary: Why, What, and How to Teach about the Holocaust

The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and murder of Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. A continent-wide genocide, it destroyed not only...

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IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

Each IHRA Member Country is committed to encouraging the study of the Holocaust in all its dimensions. However, teaching about this complex and sensitive topic appropriately – and adapting it to the...

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Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names unveiled

Of the 140,000 Jews who lived in the Netherlands in 1940, 102,000 did not survive the war. Most Jews, Sinti and Roma living in the Netherlands who were persecuted by the Nazis were murdered in the gas...

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Teaching About the Holocaust Without Survivors

First-person survivor testimony in many countries has been an integral part of Holocaust education since its inception. They have been, and continue to be, the bearers of witness in educational...

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What is antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination?

About the IHRA working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination
 
 The effort to draft a working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination was spearheaded by experts in the Commit...

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Remembrance Day speech by King Willem-Alexander

The Dutch National Remembrance Day on 4 May 2020 was unlike any that had come before. Marking the significance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, King Willem-Alexander was set...

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Amersfoort 2020 digital commemoration event

On Sunday, 19 April 2020, an entirely virtual commemoration event took place in the Netherlands for the very first time. The event marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Kamp Amersfoort...

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