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.
Foreword -- Hubert Locke Introduction / Samuel Totten, Paul R. Bartrop and Steven Leonard Jacobs 1 A Little More Understanding: The Experience of a Holocaust Educator in Australia / Paul R. Bartrop 2 Emerging from the Shadow / Franklin Bialystok 3 Writing and Teaching Holocaust History: A Personal Perspective / Christopher R. Browning 4 What Are the Results? Reflections on Working in Holocaust Education / Stephen C. Feinstein 5 Teaching Shoah Matters: A Personal Memoir / Zev Garber 6 Reflections of a Holocaust Scholar/Philosopher / Leonard Grob 7 So They Care and Remember / Aaron Hass 8 Reflections on a Decade of Teaching the Holocaust / Stephen R. Haynes 9 Teaching the Holocaust: A Mission / Nili Keren 10 Seeking the Fire in the Ashes: A Journey into the Holocaust / David Patterson 11 The Past Is Not Dead: Memories, Reflections, and Perspectives / Hanns-Fred Rathenow 12 Looking Back in Anger: Antiracist Education and the Holocaust / Geoffrey Short 13 The Heft of Useful Things: The Hard Work of Holocaust Theatre / Robert Skloot 14 Personal, Educational, and Research Encounters / Nechama Tec Select Bibliography of Contributors' Works Index About the Editors and Contributors
Field of Research
210307 European History (excl British, Classical Greek and Roman)