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Why this training matters

“Do not ignore, react!” – Alan Brown, Holocaust Survivor.

Holocaust distortion is globally on the rise, but hard to detect and prevent in legal terms. Although it is increasingly common, there are very few tools available to counter Holocaust distortion. This training program is designed to address this need.

Offering practical tools and lesson plans, this training builds capacity for diverse target audiences.

Training on Holocaust Distortion held on 13 and 14 October in Budapest, Hungary.
Training on Holocaust Distortion held on 13 and 14 October in Budapest, Hungary.

How to use this training program

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Anyone can benefit from this training curriculum.

Trainers have ready-made materials and activities to conduct group training specifically designed for each of the following target groups:

  • Policymakers and government officials
  • Educators
  • Civil society

A: The curriculum is designed for both the online environment and in-person trainings. All the handouts are available on the website and can be accessed by the participants at any time and in any setting.

A: The curriculum offers step-by-step descriptions of the educational activities, as well as handouts and videos to be used. Moreover, suggestions for further reading are provided at the end of each unit.

A: The estimated duration of the entire training is two full working days. The training can also be delivered in unit by unit, in non-consecutive days, spread over several weeks. Moreover, the duration of the training can be shortened. More details about this are provided in the Guidance for trainers.

A: The training is designed in order to ensure a meaningful pedagogical flow. It is advisable to address the units in the order in which they are presented, staring with learning about manifestations of Holocaust distortion, continuing with value-based critical analysis and ending with an action plan to counter Holocaust distortion. However, adaptations are possible, in accordance with the available timeframe and specific background of the participants.

A: Currently the curriculum is available in English. Translations and localizations are in progress for the following languages: Croatian, Czech, Hungarian and Romanian.

A: The training is designed assuming that the participants already have basic knowledge about the Holocaust. Therefore, the educational activities do not address historical facts about the Holocaust or pedagogies that support Holocaust education. Should trainers be interested in conducting training on Holocaust education (or including some sessions on Holocaust distortion in this training), external resources are provided in the beginning of each training module.

For the trainers interested in conducting training based on this curriculum, the following specifications are advisable:

  • Knowledge about the Holocaust and antisemitism
  • Experience conducting training on Holocaust education and human rights education
  • Experience delivering training based on non-formal methodologies
  • Ability to guide groups in discussing sensitive issues in a respectful manner
  • Commitment to countering Holocaust distortion

A: This is the first version of the training, launched in November 2023. Adaptations are envisaged on a regular basis. Information about main changes and the time when they were made will be posted here.

A: The training curriculum is freely accessible on this website and can be used by anyone interested.

A: The last unit of the training focuses on the development of an action plan, which participants are encouraged to put into practice as a follow-up to the training.

Moreover, join the awareness raising #ProtectTheFacts Campaign countering Holocaust Denial and Distortion.

A: By providing information on available support and outlining opportunities for partnerships and collaborations.

A: No former knowledge is required. However, the modules are designed for trainers that have experience in conducting educational training.

A: Contact us by submitting a brief request via the Contact Our Team section at the bottom of this website.

Contact Our Team

For further information, questions, and guidance or to share a training, please do not hesitate to contact our team.