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ERIC Number: EJ891313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Education after and about Auschwitz in Germany: Towards a Theory of Remembrance in the European Context
Boschki, Reinhold; Reichmann, Bettina; Schwendemann, Wilhelm
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v40 n1 p133-152 Mar 2010
This article provides an overview of education after and about Auschwitz (Holocaust education) in Germany in both theory and practice, with particular attention to three critical areas. The first is the status of research in, as Adorno famously phrased it, "education after Auschwitz" within the context of contemporary Germany. German society is pluralistic, and is built on the third and fourth generations of young Germans since the National Socialist Era. These Germans cannot and do not want to be identified as perpetrators, but they must deal with a strong and growing right-wing extremist movement. The second area, given these challenges, is the fact that Holocaust education can fail. And finally, the European dimension of Holocaust remembrance means teaching about Auschwitz in the context of a general effort to resist inhumanity, as well as attempts to identify the connections between learning after and about Auschwitz, on the one hand, and learning and understanding human rights as a European and global vision on the other.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany