Sir Andrew Burns - "Societies Need to Be Forthright About the Dangers of Arousing Hostility and Prejudice"

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Jul 14, 2014
by Tanya Yilmaz
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Sir Andrew Burns - "Societies Need to Be Forthright About the Dangers of Arousing Hostility and Prejudice"

Chair of the International Holocaust Rememberance Alliance on how societies should teach about the Holocaust and avoid future atrocities Sir Andrew Burns speaking at the session on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention

Sir Andrew Burns has revealed to Salzburg Global Seminar six-points of recommendation in the teaching of Holocaust education and genocide prevention on an international level.

In our latest audio feature, Sir Andrew Burns reaffirms the importance of Holocaust education, particularly in countries that are not part of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Burns is currently the Chair of IHRA for 2014-2015 as well as serving the role of UK Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues.

He was one of a number of guest speakers during the recent Salzburg Global session on "Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention: Sharing Experience Across Borders".

As head of the UK’s delegation to IHRA as well as to the International Commission for the International Tracing Service since 2010, Burns lectured at Salzburg Global on the achievements and challenges of Holocaust education and memorial, particularly in countries in IHRA. After his keynote speech, he spoke with Salzburg Global about how he believes society should teach about the Holocaust and how this in turn can help stop future atrocities.


The session "Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention: Sharing Experiences Across Borders" was developed in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, with support from the Austrian Future Fund, the Austrian National Fund, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the Pratt Foundation. The session was the third symposium in the joint Salzburg Global-USHMM Initiative on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention. For more information and updates from the session, please see the session page: www.salzburgglobal.org/go/535 and on Twitter with the hashtag #SGShol