Teaching about the Holocaust: Essays by College and University Teachers

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This collection of fourteen essays by renowned scholars in the field of Holocaust studies seeks to reflect on the experience of teaching and researching this complicated and emotional topic. Contained within are the pioneering stories of those presently engaged in the work of Holocaust education. Separately, they represent a variety of disciplines and orientations. Collectively, they give evidence of the strong commitment to continue this important work, and the moral and ethical demands such teaching, writing, ...

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Overview

This collection of fourteen essays by renowned scholars in the field of Holocaust studies seeks to reflect on the experience of teaching and researching this complicated and emotional topic. Contained within are the pioneering stories of those presently engaged in the work of Holocaust education. Separately, they represent a variety of disciplines and orientations. Collectively, they give evidence of the strong commitment to continue this important work, and the moral and ethical demands such teaching, writing, and research place upon all who engage in it. Different perspectives from historical, philosophical, and religious frameworks come together to create a unique contribution to the literature on the Holocaust. Educators discuss what they teach, their methodologies and theoretical orientations and reflect on their own journeys that brought them to this field.

The unique nature of these stories bring needed background to the field of Holocaust studies and also serve to inspire others to enlarge their thinking and understanding of previous work on this topic. The stories of these committed Holocaust educators will serve to inspire a new generation of thinkers, writers, and activists to engage in such work. In reading their stories, their collective commitment to make a difference today and tomorrow shines through. This volume will be a valuable resource for courses in the Holocaust, contemporary post-Holocaust realities, as well as courses in genocide. Scholars and anyone with an interest in enriching their understanding of the Holocaust will find much within to inspire them and provoke new ideas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275982324
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 15.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

SAMUEL TOTTEN is a Professor in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas.

PAUL R. BARTROP is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, and a faculty member at Bialik College, Melbourne, Australia, where he teaches courses in Comparative Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, Modern History and International Studies.

STEVEN LEONARD JACOBS holds the Aaron Aronov Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 A little more understanding : the experience of a Holocaust educator in Australia 1
2 Emerging from the shadow 17
3 Writing and teaching Holocaust history : a personal perspective 31
4 What are the results? : reflections on working in Holocaust education 51
5 Teaching Shoah matters : a personal memoir 65
6 Reflections of a Holocaust scholar/philosopher 81
7 So they care and remember 95
8 Reflections on a decade of teaching the Holocaust 105
9 Teaching the Holocaust : a mission 123
10 Seeking the fire in the ashes : a journey into the Holocaust 139
11 The past is not dead : memories, reflections, and perspectives 153
12 Looking back in anger : antiracist education and the Holocaust 175
13 The heft of useful things : the hard work of Holocaust theatre 189
14 Personal, educational, and research encounters 205
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