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High Schoolers and the Holocaust

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From the Editor

  • Visiting a former concentration camp is deeply emotionally challenging. Yet many Australian Jewish teenagers participate in organised trips to the camp sites, sometimes as a compulsory adjunct to school Israel trips.
  • In this wide-ranging series, published for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, The Jewish Independent speaks to teachers, informal educators, organisers and health professionals about the benefits and pitfalls of sending young people to Holocaust memorial sites; the impacts of Holocaust education for both Jewish identity and countering antisemitism; and whether there are better alternatives.


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