Holocaust education occurs at many levels in most Western societies, in formal and informal settings, in educational and religious settings, and with different age groups. The inclusion of the Holocaust in education when the political, educational and media worlds were not receptive to issues concerning the Holocaust owed much to the work of survivors and Jewish groups. This pioneering work has been invaluable for putting the Holocaust on the educational agenda and keeping it there. The last decade has seen major developments in attitudes towards the Holocaust, which is now an area of major concern for most Western countries and this concern is reflected in the taught curriculum. This transition — from a peripheral educational concern to a core requirement in many countries — has implications for the paradigm of Holocaust education that has operated for the past decades. This study explores how the development of Holocaust education in school settings, particularly in England and Wales, calls for a new paradigm.
KeywordsEurope Kelly Karen
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