ERIC Number: EJ829403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Teaching Holocaust Rescue: A Problematic Pedagogy
Lindquist, David H.
Journal of Social Studies Research, v32 n2 p26-30 Fall 2008
Determining how to teach about rescue during the Holocaust presents many dilemmas to teachers as they plan Holocaust curricula. Rescue is often overemphasized, and faulty perspectives about rescuers and their actions may cause students to develop distorted views about this aspect of Holocaust history. This article explores several factors that should be considered by teachers as they develop the rescue sections of their Holocaust units and discusses how studying these factors can lead students to develop a balanced, realistic understanding of the unique phenomenon that was Holocaust rescue, thus doing justice to the rescuers while maintaining historical validity.
Descriptors: Safety, Teaching Methods, Death, History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, War, Jews, Social Studies
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