Friday, May 18, 2012

Holocaust Education at UNESCO

Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

On Friday 4/27 experts from around the world convened at UNESCO headquarters in Paris to discuss how and why the Holocaust has become a global point of reference for mass violence.
UNESCO's programs in Holocaust education continue to develop and strengthen on a number of fronts. The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO is currently working with Holocaust educators in the United States to promote the establishment of a Holocaust education network through UNESCO existing system of University Chairs. The Commission also recently submitted the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum as a nominee for UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.
You can read more about the meeting here

1 comment:

Sarah said...

The Holocaust was terrible, without question, but it’s always interested me that it’s become the violence benchmark. Stalin killed people on a scale Hitler barely scratched, was three times as quiet about it, and avoided history’s greatest black mark as a result.