Listen to this great conversation about what we miss when we teach about the holocaust.
How do we teach about the holocaust in a meaningful but healthy way? Dr Jordy Silverstein has devoted much of her career to answering this question. She examined curricula in Jewish schools in New York and Melbourne for her PhD, where she asked – what is being taught, and what’s being left out? She has noted many omissions – the stories of non-Jewish minorities, non-Ashkenazi minorities and, most interestingly, women’s experiences. She also explores the role that anxiety – yes, anxiety! – plays in deciding how to teach about the holocaust in Jewish schools.
Listen to this fascinating conversation about what influences how we remember, and educate about, the holocaust in Jewish communities.