The Holocaust is woven into the very existence of those who lived during that time some seven decades ago. Today, young people’s knowledge of this horrific chapter of history is limited by educators’ choices in planning their classroom curriculum. Although the mandate of “Never Again” has proved difficult to achieve, the lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant and significant in the lives of youth, including the dangers of silence, the consequences of indifference, and the responsibility to protect the vulnerable. Through programs and curriculum, ADL helps educators bring these lessons to life for students.
Programs and resources for educators, students, community leaders, and familes that explore the enduring impact of the Holocaust and apply its lessons to contemporary issues of prejudice and moral decision making.
Echoes and Reflections provides middle and high school teachers with print and online resources that address academic standards in a comprehensive curriculum. The program integrates visual history testimony from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses and primary source materials into conveniently packaged lessons.
Yom Hashoah, the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is marked according to the Hebrew calendar on the 27th day of Nisan. This year that date falls on April 7, 2013. In the United States it is common to hold remembrances and observances during a Week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before through the Sunday after the actual date.
ADL offers materials, programs and resources designed to help young people to learn more about the Holocaust and to understand why the message of "Never Again" continues to hold resonance and meaning in todays' world.