Moral dilemmas: history teaching and the Holocaust

Teaching History article

By Paul Salmons, published 31st August 2001

The new Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London has been very favourably received by the general public, and by teachers and their students. Initially controversial - was a war museum the ideal site for such an exhibition, for example? - it has since been widely praised for offering a comprehensive examination of the Holocaust, and one set within its historical context. In this article Paul Salmons, of the Museum’s education service, argues that it is both possible and legitimate for an exhibition devoted to the history of the Holocaust to raise important moral questions.

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