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Countering intolerance through education



IBE-UNESCO organized a roundtable on Countering intolerance and discrimination through education: Challenges and prospects, and book launch of As the Witnesses Fall Silent: 21st Century Holocaust Education in Curriculum, Policy and Practice.

The IBE Director, Mmantsetsa Marope, who opened the conference and also delivered the closing remarks, emphasized the importance of teaching the history of the Holocaust to present and future generations, as a way to sensitize people all over the world to the necessity of tolerance and respect for human rights. “We need to use teaching about the Holocaust to say to the world: don’t ever forget lest it happens again. Humanity has to stay vigilant and this book is one of those awakenings that we constantly need”, she said.

The event took place on Monday 15 June 2015, at IBE-UNESCO.