Patt is co-editor of “Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust”

Center Director Prof. Avinoam Patt is co-editor of the new Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust, together with Prof. Laura Hilton (Muskingum University).

The volume includes 20 chapters on the challenges and necessity of the teaching the Holocaust in the 21st century, including chapters devoted to teaching specific content, as well as chapters for teaching with specific sources, methods, and media. Among the contributors are UConn faculty member Prof. Alan Marcus (on teaching with film), Connecticut-based teacher Stuart Abrams (Avon High School, teaching with monuments and memorials), along with Avinoam Patt’s chapter on Jewish Displaced Persons.

More information can be found here:

“Hilton and Patt’s wide-ranging volume combines authoritative surveys of key aspects of the Holocaust—from antisemitism to postwar justice—with practical guides of using survivor testimonies, photographs, museums, and more with students. This book will help anyone involved in teaching about a subject that remains as challenging as it is urgent.”
—Doris Bergen, author of War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust