In Finland, information on the Holocaust is covered by several school subjects. In 2010, the Finnish National Board of Education amended specific chapters concerning the Holocaust in the national core curriculum of history and philosophy/ethics in both primary and secondary education. Finnish history, religion and ethics teachers attended dedicated training sessions on the Holocaust at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in 2010 and 2012, and many upper secondary schools in Finland provide special courses on the Holocaust, which include study visits to the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum. The IHRA national chapter, which includes additional experts and governmental representatives, meets regularly between plenaries to discuss IHRA-related matters.
Learn about Finland’s efforts to advance education, remembrance, and research on the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma.