Edited By Stephen G. Parker, Rob Freathy and Leslie J. Francis
3 Holocaust Remembrance and Human Rights Education: A Task for Religious and Interreligious Education in Switzerland
What do young people in Switzerland know about the Holocaust, from whence do they acquire their knowledge, how is this knowledge connected with their understanding of human rights and what implications should this have for religious and interreligious education? This chapter includes an overview of Swiss educational policies in this field based on the current political situation of activities related to Holocaust remembrance, displays data of a current survey on Holocaust remembrance and the understanding of human rights, and considers possible consequences and tasks for Religious Education as interreligious education. It will finally draw some lines on the possible cooperation between human rights education and (inter-)religious education.