IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

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 Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust here. 

These recommendations will allow you to: 

  • Explain why teaching and learning about the Holocaust matters. The guidelines provide compelling reasons for covering the Holocaust in classroom curricula, so that students have a deeper understanding of the past and how it shapes the present. 

  • Find appropriate sources for the classroom. Covering this subject in a way which is both sensitive and accurate can be difficult; these recommendations include practical guidance on how to make your choices.  

  • Bring curricula up to date with latest research. There’s a huge range of recent research in this field; we’ve made it easy to incorporate these findings into your classroom. 

“The field of teaching and learning about the Holocaust has evolved over the past two decades. The world is always, of course, changing as well. We want to ensure the recommendations remain relevant for educators who must navigate current challenges and seize new opportunities,” noted project co-lead Jennifer Ciardelli (member of IHRA's Educational Working Group).  

Education experts from 34 member countries worked together to create these recommendations, which combine their years of specialist knowledge with the latest research in the field in an easy-to-use format. 

Excerpts from the IHRA Teaching Recommendations


IHRAteach recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

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The IHRA is an intergovernmental organization, uniting governments and experts to strengthen, advance, and promote Holocaust education, remembrance, and research worldwide.