Remembering the Holocaust in Educational Settings brings together a group of international experts to investigate the relationship between Holocaust remembrance and different types of educational activity through consideration of how education has become charged with preserving and perpetuating Holocaust memory and an examination of the challenges and opportunities this presents.
The book is divided into two key parts. The first part considers the issues of and approaches to the remembrance of the Holocaust within an educational setting, with essays covering topics such as historical culture, genocide education, familial narratives, the survivor generation, and memory spaces in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. In the second part, contributors explore a wide range of case studies within which education and Holocaust remembrance interact, including young people’s understanding of the Holocaust in Germany, Polish identity narratives, Shoah remembrance and education in Israel, the Holocaust and Genocide Centre of Education and Memory in South Africa, and teaching at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
An international and interdisciplinary exploration of how and why the Holocaust is remembered through educational activity, Remembering the Holocaust in Educational Settings is the ideal book for all students, scholars, and researchers of the history and memory of the Holocaust as well as those studying and working within Holocaust education.
Table of Contents
Series editors’ foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction: Education, remembrance, and the Holocaust: towards pedagogic memory-work Part I: Issues, approaches, spaces 1. Lessons at the limits: on learning Holocaust history in historical culture 2. The anatomy of a relationship: the Holocaust, genocide, and education in Britain 3. Väterliteratur: remembering, writing, and reconciling the familial past 4. Memories of survivors in Holocaust education 5. Figures of memory at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 6. Imperial War Museums: reflecting and shaping Holocaust memory 7. Beyond learning facts: teaching commemoration as an educational task in German memorial sites for the victims of National Socialist crimes Part II: National perspectives, contexts, and case studies 8. Hitler as a figure of ignorance in young people's incidental accounts of the Holocaust in Germany 9. Who was the victim and who was the saviour? The Holocaust in Polish identity narratives 10. Conveying the message of Holocaust survivors: Shoah remembrance and education in Israel 11. Holocaust education in the US: a pre-history, 1939–1960 12. The Presence of the past: creating a new Holocaust and Genocide Centre of Education and Memory in post-Apartheid South Africa 13. Educational bridges to the intangible: an Australian perspective to teaching and learning about the Holocaust 14. Myths, misconceptions, and mis-memory: Holocaust education in England
Andy Pearce is a Senior Lecturer in Holocaust and History Education at University College London. His research interests include education, memory studies, Holocaust studies, and contemporary European history. His recent works include Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain (Routledge, 2014).