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New recommendations on teaching and learning about the Holocaust published in partnership with UNESCO

06 December 2019

UNESCO has partnered with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) to publish new and updated Recommendations on Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust. The new resource was launched on 4 December 2019 at the IHRA Plenary Meeting in Luxembourg City.

The Recommendations aim to present educators with fact-based and pedagogically sound techniques for teaching the complex and nuanced history of the Holocaust. Drafted by an international expert group, the Recommendations combine approved methods and good practices with new knowledge in the field of Holocaust education to inform and guide policymakers, textbook authors, curriculum developers and teachers.  The publication includes recommendations in regards to teaching methods, the selection of appropriate educational materials and resources, and the improvement of curricula. It serves to empower relevant stakeholders to collaborate across fields, enhance the professional skills of educators, and strengthen their capacities and confidence to deliver informed lessons about the Holocaust.

UNESCO is a Permanent International Partner of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, an intergovernmental organization, founded in 1998 to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, research and remembrance and to uphold the commitments to the 2000 Stockholm Declaration.

UNESCO is committed to promote education about the Holocaust and genocides as a means to sensitize learners for the causes, dynamics and consequences of such crimes and to strengthen their resilience against all forms of discrimination.

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