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The Importance of Language
The Importance of Language
Learning Objectives
  • To clarify the meanings of key words in Holocaust Education
  • To emphasise the concise use of language
  • To highlight the issue of gender inclusivity
  • To demonstrate the connection between political literacy and Holocaust Education

In the previous chapter we indicated that the use of the word ‘festival’ in the context of Holocaust commemoration can be considered to be inappropriate (see pp. 66–67). Our justification is that a festival is a day or period of celebration and has connotations of fun and frivolity which do not fit well with the seriousness of the issues of Holocaust Education, remembrance and commemoration. In the Anne Frank + You Festival, the word ‘festival’ was used by young people to attract young people’s engagement, and ...

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