Holocaust studies

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Holocaust studies (less often, Holocaust research) is a scholarly discipline that encompasses the historical research and study of the Holocaust. Institutions dedicated to Holocaust research investigate the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects of Holocaust methodology, demography, sociology, and psychology. Furthermore, Holocaust research explores trauma, memory, and testimony of the experiences of Holocaust survivors,[1][not in citation given (See discussion.)] human rights, international relations, Jewish life, Judaism, and Jewish identity in the post-Holocaust world.[2]

Holocaust research also encompasses the study of Nazi Germany, World War II, Jewish history, religion, Christian-Jewish relations, Holocaust theology, ethics, social responsibility, and genocide on a global scale.

Academic research[edit]

Among the research institutions and academic programs specializing in Holocaust research are the:

Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum


Prominent Holocaust scholars include:

  • H.G. Adler (1910-1988), a Czechoslovakian Jew who survived the Holocaust and became one of the early scholars of the Holocaust.
Hannah Arendt, stamp, Germany 2006

Education about the Holocaust[edit]

Education about the Holocaust or Holocaust education refers to efforts, in formal and non-formal settings, to teach about the Holocaust. Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust (TLH) addresses didactics and learning, under the larger umbrella of education about the Holocaust, which also comprises curricula and textbooks studies. The expression “Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust” is used by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.[8]

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  1. ^ Berger, ed., Alan L. (1991). [` Bearing Witness to the Holocaust, 1939-1989] Check |url= value (help). Philadelphia: Edwin Mellen Press. p. 20. ISBN 0773496440. 
  2. ^ Berger, Alan L. (Spring 2010). "Unclaimed Experience: Trauma and Identity in Third Generation Writing about the Holocaust". Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. 28 (3): 149to158. doi:10.1353/sho.0.0453. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "The International Institute for Holocaust Research." Yad Vashem. 2014. 23 January 2014.
  4. ^ European Union Commission, European Holocaust Research Infrastructure. "European Holocaust Research Infrastructure". The European Union: European Commission 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Berger, Dr. Alan L. "Dr. Alan Berger Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies". Florida Atlantic University. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Berger, Berger, Alan L., Naomi (2001). Second Generation Voices: Reflections By Children of Holocaust Survivors and Perpetrators. New York: Syracuse University Press. p. 378. ISBN 0815628846. 
  7. ^ "Task Force on Holocaust Education: Task Force Members". Florida Department of Education. Retrieved 11 May 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  8. ^ UNESCO (2017). Education about the Holocaust and preventing genocide (PDF). Paris, UNESCO. p. 18. ISBN 978-92-3-100221-2. 

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