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.
Aftermath is a foreign language film from Poland based on the events of the Jedwabne massacre of July 1941, in which nearly all of the town's Jewish population were beaten to death or burned.
The Anti-Defamation League partnered wtih Menemsha Films to prepare a Teaching Guide to accompany the film. The guide provides materials to help educators explore background information about the Holocaust, understand manifestations of historical and current day anti-Semitism and delve into the moral themes of courage, justice and truth presented in the film