The Holocaust is a controversial and difficult teaching topic that needs to be approached sensitively and with an awareness of the complex and emotive issues involved. This book offers pragmatic pedagogical and classroom-based guidance for teachers and trainee teachers on how to intelligently teach holocaust education in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. Key coverage includes: • Practical approaches and useful resources for teaching in schools • Holocaust education and citizenship • Holocaust remembrance as an educational opportunity • How to explore the topic of anti-semitism in the classroom • Exploring international perspectives on holocaust education



Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the use of the term ‘Judeophobia’
  • To present a brief summary of the history of antisemitism
  • To identify the different expressions of antisemitism
  • To explore issues relating to antisemitism in educational establishments

We pointed out at the beginning of this book (in Chapter 1) that due to the biblical origin of the word ‘antisemitism’, this word is perceived by some as applying to other groups of people in addition to Jews. This provides one reason why the term ‘Judeophobia’ is often preferred, as it is unambiguous and explicit as to whom the word is targeted at. First coined in an essay to his fellow Jews, entitled Auto-Emancipation (1882), Leon Pinsker wrote that ‘Judeophobia … is not peculiar to particular races but is common to ...

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