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Global Perspectives on Holocaust Education

The Salzburg Global Holocaust Education program has been running since 2010. It has included a series of working group meetings as well as two larger international symposia that have built on the work of the working groups:

The Global Prevention of Genocide: Learning From the Holocaust
28 Jun - 03 Jul, 2010

Learning from the Past: Global Perspectives on Holocaust Education
27 Jun - 01 Jul, 2012

In 2014, our focus examines ways in which educators and education policy-makers can be made aware of the importance of Holocaust and genocide education in developing a culture of genocide prevention through respect for human rights. In particular, we are seeking to highlight the work that is currently being undertaken by educators in countries that are not (or not yet) members of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). As part of this work a resource platform for educators, museum directors, and others involved in Holocaust and genocide education is being developed, which includes country profiles and numerous reports and other related documents.

For more information about the June 2014 symposium please click visit the session page:
Holocaust and Genocide Education: Sharing Experience Across Borders
21 Jun - 26 Jun, 2014

Introduction to the online resources of the Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The following links provide information and resources useful to educators interested in learning and teaching about the Holocaust and genocide.

About the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Information about the Museum, its mission and programs, including two short videos addressing how the Museum meets challenges in the world today through its work. http://www.ushmm.org/information/about-the-museum

Learn about the Holocaust

Information for students and general audiences interested in learning about the Holocaust. It includes the Holocaust Encyclopedia, historical maps, a timeline of events, information about victims and survivors, and links to online exhibitions. The content is available in 14 languages. http://www.ushmm.org/learn

The Path to Nazi Genocide

The Path to Nazi Genocide, a 38-minute film, examines the Nazis’ rise and consolidation of power in Germany. Using rare footage, the film explores their ideology, propaganda, and persecution of Jews and other victims. It is available in 10 languages. http://www.ushmm.org/learn/introduction-to-the-holocaust/path-to-nazi-genocide

Confront Genocide

The Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide (CPG) works to prevent genocide by studying how and why genocides occur; raises public awareness about genocide and the need for action by leaders; advances the field of genocide prevention; increases the capacity of government decision makers to respond to impending mass atrocities; and builds political will among leaders to respond when genocides threaten. http://www.ushmm.org/confront-genocide

Confront Antisemitism

In the aftermath of the moral and societal failures that made the Holocaust possible, confronting antisemitism and all forms of hatred is critical. http://www.ushmm.org/confront-antisemitism

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

An international leader in scholarship on the Holocaust, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies provides for continued growth and vitality in the field of Holocaust studies, promotes networking and cooperative projects among Holocaust scholars around the world, and ensures future generations of Holocaust scholars in the United States and abroad. http://www.ushmm.org/research/the-center-for-advanced-holocaust-studies

Resources for Educators

The Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of resources and programs to help the nation's educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies. Education outreach programs provide teachers with quality Holocaust education, incorporating accurate history, appropriate pedagogy, classroom strategies, and teaching resources. http://www.ushmm.org/educators

Resources for Professionals and Student Leaders

The Museum’s programs for professionals and student leaders are founded on the belief that a healthy society depends upon engaged citizens. By studying the choices made by individuals and institutions during the Holocaust, participants gain fresh insight into their own professional and individual responsibilities today. http://www.ushmm.org/professionals-and-student-leaders

Search the Museum’s Collections

The Museum’s collection is the basis for investigating aspects of the Holocaust and its lasting impact. There are many different ways that people can use the collection, in person and online, to learn about the Holocaust and conduct research. This link allows access to records across the Museum’s collections, including publications, photographs, objects, documents, moving images, music, and oral histories. http://collections.ushmm.org/search/