Books on Holocaust Education


This resource serves as a developing list of books on Holocaust Education.

These books may be valuable in developing an approach to Holocaust Education in your classroom or school.  The authors consider Holocaust education in both Jewish and secular frameworks.

Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust, Edited by Laura Hilton and Avinoam Patt

University of Wisconsin Press, 2020

A collection of articles on teaching the Holocaust, with an introduction by the editors.  The articles are divided into two sections: Teaching Specific Content and Sources, Methods, and Media for Teaching the Holocaust.  This book provides a collection of conceptual frameworks for Holocaust education.

Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education, Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles

Sage Publishing, 2017

Considers practical approaches for Holocaust education in schools, exploring antisemitism in the classroom, international perspectives on Holocaust education, and Holocaust education as a part of global citizenship.

Essentials of Holocaust Education, Edited by Samuel Totten and Stephen Feinberg

Routledge, 2016

A collection of articles for educators preparing to teach the Holocaust.  It addresses the use of primary documents, film, and the internet in Holocaust studies, as well as the challenges and opportunities in evaluating the Holocaust in relationship to to other genocides.

Teaching the Holocaust: Practical Approaches for Ages 11 - 18, Michael Gray

Routledge, 2015

Explores the goals of Holocaust education, teaching the Holocaust through film, literature, and in an online modality, the effective use of visiting historic and memorial sites, and the ethical issues to consider in Holocaust education.  

Teaching and Studying the Holocaust, Edited by Samuel Totten and Stephen Feinberg

Information Age Publishing, 2009

Comprised of thirteen chapters by some of the most noted Holocaust educators in the United States. In addition to chapters on establishing clear rationales for teaching this history and Holocaust historiography, the book includes individual chapters on incorporating primary documents, first person accounts, film, literature, art, drama, music, and technology into a study of the Holocaust.



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