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Holocaust Education

IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust 

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust  (with link to IHRA Recommendations)

Research in Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust: A Dialogue Beyond Borders 

Resources for Teaching about the Holocaust  (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

 

Official Documents

Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017

2009 Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues

2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration of January 2020 

U.S. Germany Joint Declaration Concerning the Implementation of the Washington Principles (November 2018) [4 MB]

2016 Defining Anti-Semitism

2010 Terezin Guidelines and Best Practices

2003 Germany Foundation Agreement

2000 Stockholm Declaration 

2000-01 Austrian Fund Agreements

1998 Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art

1998 International Commission for Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC)

1996-7 Swiss Bank Settlement

 

Other Resources

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (J/SEAS) Website, U.S. Department of State

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 

Holocaust Claims Office, State of New York (provides information to Holocaust survivors worldwide) 

Arolsen Archives  (formerly the International Tracing Service)


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