Holocaust Education in Primary Schools in the Twenty-First Century

Current Practices, Potentials and Ways Forward

  • Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann
  • Paula Cowan
  • James Griffiths

Part of the The Holocaust and its Contexts book series (HOLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Impact

  3. Pedagogy

  4. Museum Education

  5. Student Perspectives

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-278

About this book


This collection is the first of its kind, bringing together Holocaust educational researchers as well as school and museum educators from across the globe, to discuss the potentials of Holocaust education in relation to primary school children. Its contributors are from countries that have a unique relationship with the Holocaust, such as Germany, Israel, neutral Switzerland, and Allied countries outside the UK. Their research provides new insight into the diverse ways in which primary aged students engage with Holocaust education. Chapters explore the impact of teaching the Holocaust to this age group, school and museum teaching pedagogies, and primary students’ perspectives of the Holocaust. This book will appeal to school and museum educators of primary aged students whose work requires them to teach the Holocaust, Citizenship (or Civics) or Human Rights Education. Since the turn of the twenty-first century there has been a transformation in school and museum-based Holocaust education. This book clearly demonstrates that primary education has been included in this transformation.


Shoah Final Solution pedagogy human rights citizenship

Editors and affiliations

  • Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann
    • 1
  • Paula Cowan
    • 2
  • James Griffiths
    • 3
  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of the West of ScotlandAyrUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.National Holocaust Centre and MuseumNottinghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73098-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73099-8
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