The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg continually advocates for increase Holocaust education on Manitoba’s schools, as part of the Province of Manitoba’s Diversity Education curriculum. Students and educators alike have discovered that studying and teaching the Holocaust can be a life-changing learning experience.
The complex issues that accompany a study of the Holocaust encourage students to think critically about important issues and values not only within the historical context of the Holocaust, but also in contemporary society.
The Holocaust aptly demonstrates the fragile nature of democratic institutions, inclusion and even citizenship. It challenges students to develop their participation in our own democratic institutions. The legacy of the Holocaust is the call to foster a caring and responsible society that respects its citizens.