Teaching the Shoah is mandatory in The Netherlands.  In secondary and high school it is a subject taught alongside other themes, with no special value assigned to it.


For The Descendants, education is not the magic word that prevents anti-Semitism, but is a very important tool in combatting it. Teaching terms as core objectives, core concepts, characteristic aspects and historical concepts are no problem for The Descendants, they add the value only survivors and descendants of genocide can offer: connecting heart and mind, using personal experience to promote awareness and create empathy. Solid knowledge together with empathy offers the best guarantee for awareness.

A lot of Dutch Descendants are working in education, give lectures and workshops or tell their (family) history in class. The Descendants  are always open to new suggestions. We like to exchange ideas. Please contact us!

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