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Publication Date: May 1981

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.); The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Author(s): Michael Berenbaum

Series: Sh'ma (11/213) and CLAL Encore Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Holocaust Education; History; Communal Memory; Anti-Semitism

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The author highlights the importance of understanding the historical, social, economic and political contexts in which the Holocaust took place. He calls on the Jewish community to ensure that future generations are educated about the catastrophe. In his view, asking intelligent questions is more important than the answers, which may be nonexistent.