PBS Education: 10 Tips for Teaching About the Holocaust

Teaching about the Holocaust has been one of my career’s most meaningful and challenging tasks. No other topic has allowed my students to struggle with complex issues and moral questions quite like the Holocaust. Whether you are teaching a short unit or a year-long elective, there is never enough time.

From respecting the memory of survivors and victims—to the sheer complexity of the topic to the time constraints you face in covering it, teaching about the Holocaust can seem overwhelming.

No matter how much time you have or your experience level, here are 10 tips to help you achieve your goals and help your students understand how and why the Holocaust happened.