Holocaust scholars long relied on documents and survivor testimonies to help reconstruct the history of that tragic event. Now, they’re turning to wordless witnesses to learn more: pictures.
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar of mass atrocities explains the power of Holocaust images and why these images, despite critiques, ‘humanize suffering’ rather than ‘dehumanize victims.’
Memory is traumatic but also important in Holocaust remembrance. It also serves a critical role in providing lessons for the future.
In anticipation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar explains how digital technologies can help close knowledge gaps about the catastrophe that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews.
It is still unhelpful and hyperbolic to compare the Trump administration with the Nazi regime. But we must be aware of similarities, too.
Foundational to the work of Holocaust educators and many teachers have been the survivors. Given there are fewer survivors who are alive today, how do educators inform future generations?