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HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND GENOCIDE PREVENTION

Kenya

Kenya

Kenya is a state in Sub-Saharan Africa . This region includes those states on the continent that are roughly south of the Saharan desert. These states are grouped together because of their common history of colonial domination, a history that influences the view of European history in general. Also, in these states, Muslims are not the majority population, or if they are, they are a slight majority, as in Nigeria, and thus there is a different level of engagement with the Holocaust than in North Africa.

There is currently no information available on Holocaust education in Kenya.  However, on January 27, 2012, the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Nairobi hosted a commemoration theme, “Children and the Holocaust.”  A temporary exhibit was mounted at the United Nations office in Nairobi.  In December 2012, at the UN Office at Nairobi, UNIC conducted a training programme on the history of the Holocaust to 20 students from the universities of Nairobi, Moi, Daystar and the United States International University. UNIC reported that on January 25, 2013,” a solemn ceremony held at UNON… marked a minute of silence, candle lighting and screening of a 20-minutes film entitled ‘The last Korzac Boy ’”. UNIC also mounted an exhibition on the Holocaust and screened the video “The Rescuers”.

RESOURCES

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION: Trends, Patterns, and Practices,  a publication of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and  the Salzburg Global Seminar, 2013
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LINKS

UNESCO:  Why Teach About the Holocaust?, 2013

United Nations Information Centre, Nairobi
http://www.unicnairobi.org/holocaustday_nairobi2013.asp