Education for Holocaust Remembrance
UNESCO recognizes that teaching about the history of the Holocaust is fundamental to establishing respect for human rights, basic freedoms and the values of tolerance and mutual respect.
UN Member States are encouraged to develop educational programmes that transmit the memory of the Holocaust to future generations so as to prevent genocide from occurring again. UNESCO promotes these learning materials and provides a platform for institutions, teachers, students and interested parties to access resources on Education for Holocaust Remembrance.
Further to a Resolution adopted by UNESCO’s 34th session of the General Conference in 2007 (Resolution 61 on Holocaust remembrance through education), the Organization works with major specialized institutions and inter-governmental bodies to engage policy-makers, educators and students in a critical reflection about the roots of genocide and the necessity to nurture peace and human rights to prevent such atrocities in the future.
Why Teach about the Holocaust? The Holocaust was a turning point in human history. Understanding the genocide of the Jewish people and other crimes perpetrated by the Nazi regime remains of great significance in the modern world.