FAQs & Recommendations for learning about the Holocaust
The Holocaust is a complex history. Learning and teaching about the Holocaust fosters important dialogue and encourage critical thinking about individuals’ roles as active members of civil society. It is important to remember the Holocaust is a sensitive topic that can trigger many emotions for people. The history and its lessons must be represented in nuanced and pedagogically sound ways. In advance of visiting the Museum, please consider spending some time to better familiarize yourself with the general history of the Holocaust and exploring some of the FAQs and recommendations below.
The horror of the Holocaust is not that it deviated from human norms; the horror is that it didn't. What happened may happen again, to others not necessarily Jews, perpetrated by others, not necessarily Germans. We are all possible victims, possible perpetrators, possible bystanders.
Professor Yehuda Bauer Historian & Scholar