Karen Pollock credit Blake Ezra Photography

Karen Pollock

What are the Challenges of Holocaust Education in 2019?

Coleridge Series/
Tue 23 April 2019

Karen Pollock

What are the Challenges of Holocaust Education in 2019?

Karen Pollock credit Blake Ezra Photography
Tue 23 April 2019,

Against a backdrop of rising antisemitism and Holocaust denial, both here and across Europe, what role does Holocaust education have to play in combatting both and what are the broader challenges for those in the sector, as they battle more than just restricted classroom timetables and ignorance?

Contemporary antisemitism has led to a resurgence of traditional antisemitic imageries and language, fuelled by new forms of instant media and reaching ever-growing audiences. Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, asks why the lessons learnt from the horrors of the Holocaust have not been given more credence and wider recognition, and what are the tests facing those trying to use education to combat antisemitism today?

This event is also part of the Festival of Ideas annual Coleridge Series, inspired by Coleridge’s wide-ranging and radical lectures in Bristol in the 1790s.

Image credit: Blake Ezra Photography

 

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