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The Impact of Holocaust Education Programs

Can exposure to Holocaust education make a difference in young people’s attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors as they move into adulthood? In 2019, Echoes & Reflections, the Holocaust Education organization, administered a survey to a nationally representative sample of U.S. college students. Two student populations were compared – those who had Holocaust Education courses in high school and those who had not. Among the survey’s key findings were “students with Holocaust Education reported greater knowledge about the Holocaust, … had more pluralistic attitudes and were more open to differing viewpoints, … and had higher critical thinking skills. If their experience also included exposure to Survivor testimony, they showed “a greater sense of social responsibility and civic efficacy.

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