The role of historical sites and museums in Holocaust education and human rights education in the EU
The holocaust has rightfully become an integral part of the collective cultural memory of Europe and the world. This report outlines the findings of the first EU-wide research on the role of holocaust-related sites and exhibitions in educating young Europeans about the holocaust and human rights. With the research, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) brings the two fields of holocaust education and human rights education together and suggests how the merging of the two could develop into a new knowledge of past and present. The report highlights that attempts to expand... knowledge of human rights and to establish links between holocaust education and human rights education need a broader focus than the memorial sites or museums can offer. Much of the work on linking holocaust education and human rights education needs to be accomplished in schools. This requires teachers to have opportunities to gain a better understanding of human rights education, and human rights education to be better integrated into school curricula in the EU. Visits to memorial sites and museums can stimulate, support and supplement such work.