The Holocaust as a tool for teaching human rights: the work of Buchenwald Memorial in Germany

Gorlero, Laura (2015) The Holocaust as a tool for teaching human rights: the work of Buchenwald Memorial in Germany. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In recent years, a new conception of Holocaust teaching through a human rights lens has arisen, which has the potential to be an effective tool in encouraging young people to confront Europe’s historical past as well as stand up against events of discrimination in the present. After discussing the benefits and the obstacles of this approach, the work of Buchenwald Memorial in Germany is taken as a case study in order to assess its educational work and how it responded to this new concept of Holocaust education. A range of primary and secondary sources were used, drawing extensively on Buchenwald Memorial’s educational resources and brochures. Ultimately, this dissertation concludes that a number of one-day and multi-day educational activities at the Memorial testify to the new development of Holocaust education as a tool for teaching human rights, although the number of participants they reach to is rather low, due to the popularity of 90-minute guided tours.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Languages and Area Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 16:16
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015 16:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17650

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