75 years liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau: topical information at the German Education Server
Monday,January 27, marks 75 years since the liberation of the National Socialist concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Red Army in 1945. At least 1.1 million people were murdered there, most of them were Jews. All over the world, victims of National Socialist Holocaust are remembered on January 27. For the occasion, the German Education Server has compiled and updated an online dossier “Holocaust Education“.
The dossier addresses anyone with an interest in the Holocaust and it especially offers support for teachers preparing Holocaust Remembrance Day. Schools play a key role in fighting antisemitism and xenophobia by using factual, didactically prepared material. The dossier offers in-depth information for Holocaust Remembrance Day and to commemorate victims of the horrific National Socialist regime. Important institutions and programmes are presented, linking to thematic sites of the United Nations, the Holocaust Remembrance organization Yad Vashem and others. The dossier also links to materials which teachers can use in their lessons, e.g. offered by the “International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance“. The editor finally recommends publications such as “Holocaust Education in a Global Context“, published by UNESCO.
The dossier “Holocaust Education (International)“:
Contact for the press:
Philip Stirm, DIPF, +49 (0)69 24708-123, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the German Education Server:
The German Education Server is the central internet guide to education in Germany. It offers access to high-quality thematic information collections and internet sources for all professions in education and the public at large – up-to-date, comprehensive and free of charge. The German Education Server is jointly funded by the federal government and the states. It is co-ordinated at DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education.
Dossier: Dr. Gwen Schulte, editor German Education Server, DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, +49 (0)69 24708-342, email@example.com