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ERIC Number: EJ1119822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
Keeping Holocaust Education Relevant in a Changing Landscape: Seventy Years On
Nesfield, Victoria
Research in Education, v94 n1 p44-54 Nov 2015
January 2015 marked the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Soviet Army. In 2014 alone, over one and a half million visitors crossed the same threshold, beneath the infamous words: "Arbeit Macht Frei." Of these visitors, a majority were organised educational groups, particularly high school, college and university students. British visitors are second only to Polish in the number of visitors. Writing from the perspective of an educator within British HE, with experience of delivering Holocaust education at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the author considers the imperative for Holocaust education in the UK and at sites of history, at a time when the number of Holocaust living survivors is rapidly decreasing, yet visits to the sites of the Holocaust are at an all-time high.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland; United Kingdom
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