National World War II Museum

The Holocaust memorial in Berlin.
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There are a lot of subjects that are tough to teach, but one of the most difficult is the Holocaust. It’s an important historical event, but one that can be scary for students to hear about, and hard to understand. With a recent rise in hate crimes, activists say now especially, the history of the Holocaust and antisemitism is important for students to learn.

Echoes and Reflections creates middle and high school curriculum on the Holocaust. WWNO's education reporter Jess Clark attended their recent training at the National World War II Museum. Here are five ways to improve instruction.

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The National World War Two Museum is opening a new $25 million building called the Hall of Democracy. The space will house education programs and exhibits. It’s also opening exhibition is about the capture and trial of holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann.

“On Point Live” returns to New Orleans on May 30 for a live-audience recording of the show to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Tentative time of the event is 6:00pm. New Orleans Public Radio members have first opportunity to be in the audience at the National World War II Museum when host David Folkenflik will discuss the invasion with Museum curators and historians and listen to stories from the Museum’s archives, recorded by D-Day veterans themselves.