The Presentation of Shoah Events to Students at Various Educational Levels: A Review

Milan Mašát, Jana Sladová, Kristýna Šmakalová, Anna Bínová


The review study deals with the presentation of methods of acquainting pupils and students with the Shoah events at various levels of institutional education. Based on the opinions and positions of leading experts on the subject, we summarize the most important methods in the field. In the introduction we present the importance of one line of the events of World War II in the 21st century world: the defined phenomenon can be perceived as a warning against certain forms of stigmatization, ostracism or as a warning against the need to protect democratic political order. In the paper we define the terms Shoah, Holocaust, anti-Semitism and racism. We also deal with the Israeli public schools in the area of teaching about the Shoah, with the curricular anchorage of the terms Shoah and Holocaust and with the potential of Literary Education in the field of Shoah presentation. We believe that the educational system of the Jewish state can be a model in the area of implementation of the defined phenomenon for the educational systems of other countries. At the same time, we summarize the most important research surveys dealing with the teaching of the Shoah in Israel. In the area of methods are in more detail introduced “The Survivors´ Heritage”, “The Historical Approach”, “Multi-Level Approach” and “An Interdisciplinary Approach”.

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