This project, which came to a close in 2020, safeguards the historical record by promoting the use of approaches for teaching and learning about the Holocaust, which are based on fact and are educationally sound. Whether in formal or informal settings, such approaches can serve to challenge denial, distortion, and obfuscation of the historical record.
Refreshed Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust were presented at the Luxembourg City Plenary meeting. On 5 December 2019, the Plenary formally adopted the Recommendations and asked Member Countries to promote them in their national contexts throughout 2020 and 2021.
Since then, IHRA Member Countries have been working diligently to translate the Recommendations and share this resource with relevant networks like teacher training institutions and ministry departments, promoting them at events and via social media.
The project’s core team included Jennifer Ciardelli (USA/EWG), Niels Weitkamp (Netherlands/formerly CWG), Andrea Szonyi (Hungary/EWG), Benjamin Geissert (Norway/EWG), Wolf Kaiser (Germany/EWG), Paula Cowan (UK/AWG), and Yessica San Roman (Spain/Deputy HoD).
The Recommendations were published in partnership with UNESCO.