Recommendations & Guidelines

Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

The IHRA’s Recommendations were crafted to help curriculum developers and educators teach about the complex and nuanced history of the Holocaust. With fact-based and educationally sound techniques at its core, this resource was developed by the IHRA’s international education experts. It combines their years of specialist knowledge from a wide range of countries with the latest research in the field in an easy-to-use format.

These Recommendations include:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Why to teach about the Holocaust
  3. What to teach about the Holocaust
  4. How to teach about the Holocaust
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These Recommendations will allow you to:

  1. Explain why teaching and learning about the Holocaust matters. The guidelines provide compelling reasons for covering the Holocaust in classroom curricula, so that students have a deeper understanding of the past and how it shapes the present.
  2. Find appropriate sources for your learning environment. Covering this subject in a way which is both sensitive and accurate can be difficult; these recommendations include practical guidance on how to make your choices.
  3. Bring curricula up to date with latest research. There’s a huge range of recent research in this field; we’ve made it easy to incorporate these findings into your classroom.

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