27.10.2021 - 27.10.2021 / Tagung Nr. 43-8-21

Holocaust as a Civic Religion?

Identity, Responsibility and Values in the Young Generation Education in Israel and Germany

In Cooperation with the Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel Aviv

Leitung: Michael Mayer / Nimrod Tal

Sekretariat: Antonia Kreitner, Tel.: 08158 / 256-58

What should be the place of the Holocaust in the young generation’s sense of identity? Should it have a place at all? And if so, what values and lessons can we learn from the Holocaust? And what are the challenges teachers might face when teaching it in their classes? The Israeli Institute of History Education and the Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing are delighted to invite history teachers from Israel and Germany for a unique virtual workshop on Holocaust education in our days. In both countries, while the Holocaust has become a focal educational subject, educators approach it in diverse ways and explore it with their students from different perspectives. These different points of view provide an extraordinary platform for discussing values and educational questions that shape the young generation in the twenty-first century. To enrich the discussions between teachers, the workshop will provide a conceptual background along with specific examples of research findings and educational curricula from both countries. The workshop will thus offer a unique opportunity for teachers to deepen their reflective understanding and to clarify educational issues with other teachers from their country as well as from the other country.