Education about the Holocaust

Establishing respect for human rights and fostering global citizenship to prevent extremism, genocide and mass atrocities.


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UNESCO encourages Member States to develop programmes that strengthen a culture of prevention and foster understanding of the causes and consequences of the Holocaust and how genocide can happen so that young people become more aware of the processes that can lead societies to descend into violence.

The Organization supports education stakeholders in their efforts to educate about the Holocaust as a means to foster the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will help learners become critical thinkers, responsible and active global citizens who value human dignity and respect for all, reject antisemitism, racism and other forms of prejudice that can lead to group-targeted violence and genocide.