The Holocaust has become a global reference point to raise awareness about human right abuses and state violence. How do educators handle this excessively complex and emotionally loaded subject in fast-changing multicultural societies? What is the significance of education about the Holocaust in areas of the world that have no connection whatsoever with the history of the Jewish people and Nazi crimes? Are internationally relevant educational practices emerging as learning and teaching about the Holocaust is expanding?
This publication gathers the contributions of major historians and educators from all over the world and frames current debates in the field of Holocaust education and remembrance, bringing to light the reasons why it is so vital that we keep teaching the history of the Holocaust in today’s world, regardless of where we live.