Holocaust education in crisis? Challenges and responses

UNESCO and The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme invite you to an online panel discussion, marking the anniversary of the November 1938 Pogrom.

Recent surveys have shown that historical knowledge of the Holocaust is in decline, while related dis- and misinformation is on the rise. Simultaneously, research suggests a connection between students’ positive attitudes towards human rights and activism and their exposure to Holocaust education. Marking the anniversary of the November 1938 Pogrom, UNESCO and the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme will organize an online discussion to examine the implications of recent surveys about Holocaust education and possible responses to the challenges and opportunities they raise.


  • Jennifer Ciardelli, Director of the Initiative on the Holocaust and Professional Leadership, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, United States 
  • Debórah Dwork, Founding Director, The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center – CUNY, United States 
  • Stuart Foster, Executive Director of the Center for Holocaust Education, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Elke Gryglewski, Head of the Educational Department, Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference, Germany 
  • Yael Siman, Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Political Science, Iberoamericana University, Mexico City, Mexico

The event will be held in English. A live stream of the event will be available on YouTube.