Teaching about the Holocaust: Essays by College and University Teachers

Samuel Totten, Paul Robert Bartrop, Steven Leonard Jacobs, Steven L. Jacobs
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - 239 sidor
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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, 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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A Little More Understanding The Experience of a Holocaust Educator in Australia
Emerging from the Shadow
Writing and Teaching Holocaust History A Personal Perspective
What Are the Results? Reflections on Working in Holocaust Education
Teaching Shoah Matters A Personal Memoir
Reflections of a Holocaust ScholarPhilosopher
So They Care and Remember
Reflections on a Decade of Teaching the Holocaust
Seeking the Fire in the Ashes A Journey into the Holocaust
The Past Is Not Dead Memories Reflections and Perspectives
Looking Back in Anger Antiracist Education and the Holocaust
The Heft of Useful Things The Hard Work of Holocaust Theatre
Personal Educational and Research Encounters
Select Bibliography of Contributors Works
About the Editors and Contributors

Teaching the Holocaust A Mission

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Sida 8 - When all is said and done, a single word, "understanding," is the beacon light of our studies. Let us not say that the true historian is a stranger to emotion: he has that, at all events. "Understanding," in all honesty, is a word pregnant with difficulties, but also with hope.

Om författaren (2004)

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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