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Holocaust education and contemporary anti-semitism


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29 November 2019


t has become an article of faith in Europe that Holocaust education in schools is necessary and useful.
But does Holocaust education as it is currently practiced help young people to understand either the genocide of the Jews; or, indeed, antisemitism?
The evidence suggests not. It indicates that Europe is experiencing rising levels of antisemitism and rising perceptions of antisemitism alongside a growth in Holocaust education.
Too often Holocaust education is presented as a simple, catch-all answer in combatting antisemitism.
However, if Holocaust education is going to be productively linked to combatting antisemitism, then we need better Holocaust education.



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Allwork, Larissa Holocaust education and contemporary anti-semitism. History and Policy. 29 November 2019:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-1267