As the Witnesses Fall Silent: 21st Century Holocaust Education in Curriculum, Policy and Practice

  • Zehavit Gross
  • E. Doyle Stevick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Framing the Issues for a New Millennium

  4. Reckoning with the Holocaust in Israel, Germany and Poland

  5. Holocaust Education in Diverse Classrooms

  6. International Dynamics, Global Trends and Comparative Research in Holocaust Education

  7. Holocaust Education in National and Regional Contexts

  8. To Know, to Remember, to Act

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
    2. Geoffrey Short
      Pages 455-468
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 505-512

About this book


This volume represents the most comprehensive collection ever produced of empirical research on Holocaust education around the world. It comes at a critical time, as the world approaches the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

We are now at a turning point as the generations that witnessed and survived the Shoah are slowly passing on. Governments are charged with ensuring that this defining event of the 20th century should take its rightful place in the historical consciousness of the world's peoples and their education.

The policies and practices of Holocaust education around the world are as diverse as the countries that grapple with its history and its meaning.The effort to reconcile national histories and memories with the international realities of the Holocaust and its implications for the present persists. These efforts take place at a time when scholarship about the Holocaust itself has made great strides.

In this book, these issues are framed by some of the leading voices in the field, including Elie Wiesel and Yehuda Bauer, and then explored by many distinguished scholars who represent a wide range of expertise.

Holocaust education is of such significance, so rich in meaning, so powerful in content, and so diverse in practice that the need for extensive, high-quality empirical research is critical. This book provides exactly that.




21st century education Antisemitsm Auschwitz Curriculum Elie Wiesel Empirical research Genocide Holocaust education Holocaust education for future generations Holocaust education policies and practices Human Rights and Peace education International Bureau of Education Shoah UNESCO Yehuda Bauer

Editors and affiliations

  • Zehavit Gross
    • 1
  • E. Doyle Stevick
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  2. 2.College of EducationUniversity of South Carolina ColumbiaUSA

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