Holocaust Education

Teaching and Learning
  • Deirdre Burke


‘Death, death, death, killings. Killing all for no good reasons, death, killing, murder, death.’ These words come from a fourteen-year-old pupil writing of the images she recalled from her study of the Holocaust. I think of her as we turn our focus to the classroom, where the bulk of encounters with the Holocaust will take place.


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