Education Committee

Holocaust education inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report and Government response published.

Scope of the inquiry

Government's response

Committee report


Written submissions are invited addressing the following points:

  • The quality of the teaching of the Holocaust and educational programmes in schools.
  • The impact of teaching the Holocaust on young people. 
  • The focus on the Holocaust in the national curriculum and the absence of teaching of other genocides.
  • Training for teachers in Holocaust education.
  • The implementation of the recommendations by the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission which have relevance to teaching in schools.

Latest evidence

  • 01 Dec 2015 - Holocaust education - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF284 KB) HC 480 | Published 03 Dec 2015

    Evidence given by Dame Helen Hyde, Headmistress, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles MP, UK Envoy on Post-Holocaust Issues, Paul Salmons, Director, Centre for Holocaust Education, Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust; Andy Lawrence, History Teacher, Hampton School, Sarah O'Hanlon, Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador, Mrs Gertrude Silman, Honorary Life President, Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association, Professor Michael Rosen, Professor of Children's Literature, Goldsmith University of London

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