Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

The newly-updated IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust were launched on 4 December 2019. These recommendations, written by a group of international experts, are crafted to help educators with fact-based and educationally sound techniques for teaching the complex and nuanced history of the Holocaust.  

Download the full IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust here.

Read an excerpt from the recommendations:

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 context of differing national educational systems – requires specialist knowledge.

Other educational resources:

The IHRA’s network of experts includes representatives from the world’s foremost institutions which specialize in teaching about the Holocaust, who have issued a range of guidelines for educators and educational policymakers to consider when developing effective curricula and educational materials. These guidelines are continually updated and expanded upon to reflect pedagogical trends, technological changes and new historical findings. Our educational documents are available in over 25 languages. While we try to ensure the accuracy of all of our translations, in the event of any discrepancies the English translation takes precedence. 

Swiss schoolchildren view the exhibition 'The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors' at the IHRA Plenary in Bern, Switzerland, in 2017. Tilman Renz.