Human Rights Education

09/11/2010

Understanding the Holocaust through human rights education: FRA Handbook for teachers

To mark this year's anniversary of "the night of the broken glass", the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes a handbook for teachers: Excursion to the past - teaching for the future. The handbook emphasises the link between teaching about the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes, and teaching about human rights and democracy. Teachers and guides of memorial sites or museums are key to ensuring that the connection is recognised between Holocaust and human rights education. However, there is a lack of human rights training available for both groups. The FRA thus encourages national governments to better integrate education on the Holocaust and human rights into their school curricula to reflect the significance of human rights in both the history and the future of the EU.
November
2010

Excursion to the past - teaching for the future: handbook for teachers

Report
To mark the 2010 anniversary of "the night of the broken glass", the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes a handbook for teachers: Excursion to the past - teaching for the future. The handbook emphasises the link between teaching about the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes, and teaching about human rights and democracy.
January
2010

Discover the past for the future – The role of historical sites and museums in Holocaust education and human rights education in the EU

Report
In 2009, the FRA conducted the first EU-wide study of the role that European memorial sites, museums and exhibitions play with respect to educating young Europeans about the Holocaust and human rights. The findings of the study were presented at a Conference in Auschwitz on the 27 January bringing together Education Ministers from across Europe.
Cover of the FRA Study
26/01/2010

FRA: Holocaust Lessons Still Relevant in the 21st Century

At a Ministerial Conference in Auschwitz on the 2010 International Remembrance Day for the Victims of the Holocaust, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will release the findings of the first ever EU-wide study on the role of historical sites and museums in teaching about the Holocaust and human rights. The report reveals that at historical sites and in schools across the EU, teaching about the Holocaust rarely includes discussion of related human rights issues. Teachers and guides are regarded as key to ensuring interest in the subject, yet there is a lack of human rights training on behalf of both groups. Based on the findings of its study, the FRA encourages national governments to better integrate human rights education into their school curricula to reflect the significance of human rights for both the history and the future of the EU.
07/11/2008

70 years after the 1938 Night of Pogrom, we must continue to teach the lessons of the Holocaust

"Paying respect to the victims, we must remember that the lessons of this greatest crime against humanity remain sadly relevant today", said Morten Kjaerum, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), marking the 70th anniversary of the 1938 Night of Pogrom "Kristallnacht". "Learning from the past, we must empower people to understand the significance of human rights protection today", said Morten Kjaerum. FRA, in cooperation with Yad Vashem, is hosting a workshop for a network of educators on lessons from the Holocaust and its relevance for human rights education in Vienna on 10 November.

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