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HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND GENOCIDE PREVENTION

Georgia

Georgia

Population – 4,555,911
Jewish Population – 3,200 (0.07%)

Government-Related Holocaust Education/Information

Ministry of Education – The subject of the Holocaust is included in civics, history, literature, and German-language courses.

Georgia has a National Commission for UNESCO.

General Holocaust Education/Information

In 2002, teachers from Georgia participated in an educational seminar called “Tolerance Lessons of the Holocaust”, organized by the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.

There is no Holocaust museum or memorial day; however, victims of the Holocaust are included in the commemorations for those who died in World War I and World War II.

Synagogues
According to the World Jewish Congress, there are synagogues in Tbilisi, Kutasisi, Batumi, Gori, Oni, and several other communities.

Chabad Lubavitch of Georgia
 51A Nutzubidze Street
Tbilisi, 0108 Georgia
Tel: 995.593.23.91.15
Website: http://www.chabad.ge/

Jewish Schools
Or Avner Jewish Day School and Kindergarten
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel/Fax: 995.32.239.8880
Email: office@oravner.ge
Website: http://www.oravner.ge/?page=main&lang=eng

RESOURCES

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION: Country updates 2014, published ahead of the Salzburg Global Seminar session Holocaust and Genocide Education: Sharing Experience Across Borders

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FURTHER READING

“Tolerance Building through History Education in Georgia. How to Teach History and Citizenship in a Multicultural and Multireligious Environment?” EUROCLIO/ MATRA Project. 2008-2011.

 

 

FELLOW UPDATE

Elene Medzmariashvili, Professor, Tbilisi State University

Elene participated in the regional conference, Responsible History – Different Ways of Dealing with the Past, which took place November 28-30, 2014 and was organized by EUROCLIO, DVV International Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association Regional Office for Caucasus and Turkey, and GAHE. She and her colleague from the Ministry of Education held a joint workshop, “Holocaust Teaching and its Place in the National Curriculum.” She also organized training sessions on how to teach the Holocaust and other genocides during summer school for history teachers in Tskhneti, Georgia on September 12, 2014.