Monday, 27 June 2011

DARE Video 19: Bridging the Past and the Future: Holocaust Education and Human Rights Education

The 2011 International Conference of Humanity in Action "Towards More Just Societies: Learning From History" (Berlin, June 30 - July 3, 2011) focused on innovative educational approaches at the intersection of history education, holocaust education and human rights education in Europe and the US. The conference applied HIA’s innovative educational model: international, intergenerational and interdisciplinary.

A panel discussion explored past and present challenges at the intersection of Human Rights Education and Holocaust Education.
Panelists were:
- Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Executive Director, Humanity in Action)
- Dr. Rainer Huhle (Nuremberg Center for Human Rights)
- Ralf Oberndörfer (Founder of HISTOX)

Click below for an interview with Sabine Krüger (Research and Education Specialist, Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”) who moderated the panel.

Check the DARE Video Library for an interview with Dr. Judith Goldstein (HIA) on the close ties between history education and human rights education, the main differences between human rights education in Europe and the United States, and the consequences of human rights being developed as a “secular religion”.

Check the related results of the recent study “Discover the Past for the Future: A study on the role of historical sites and museums in Holocaust education and human rights education in the EU” of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). The study offers a comparative analysis of the role of commemoration sites, original sites and historical museums in Holocaust education and Human Rights education in all the Member States of the EU.