After the Holocaust

Human Rights and Genocide Education in the Approaching Post-Witness Era
  • Author Name: Charlotte Schallié, Helga Thorson, and Andrea van Noord (eds.)
  • Award Year: 2021
  • Publisher: University of Regina Press
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • ISBN: 9780889777644

About the Book

Bringing together some of the last Holocaust survivor stories in living memory, "After the Holocaust" shares Jewish scholarship, activism, poetry, and personal narratives which tackle the changing face of human rights education in the 21st century. The collected voices draw on decades of research on Holocaust history to discuss education, broader human rights abuses, genocide, internment, and oppression. Advancing the dialogue between civic advocacy, public remembrance, and research, contributors discuss how the Holocaust is taught and remembered. By including additional perspectives on the context of Canadian antisemitism, the legacy of human rights abuses of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the internment of Japanese Canadians in World War II, "After the Holocaust" examines the ways the Holocaust changed thinking around human rights legislation and memorialization on a global scale.

About the Author

harlotte Schallié is a professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her research interests include post-1945 German literature and film, memory studies, visual storytelling, Jewish identity in contemporary cultural discourse, teaching and learning about the Holocaust and human rights education. Charlotte lives in Victoria. / Helga Thorson is an associate professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her teaching and research interests include Holocaust studies, memory studies, early twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and culture, Scandinavian studies, digital humanities, and gender studies. Helga lives in Victoria. / Andrea van Noord holds a Master of Letters in the Gothic Imagination from the University of Stirling, Scotland. She is a former sessional instructor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria and Experiential Learning Facilitator for UVic’s I-witness Holocaust Field School. Andrea lives in Vancouver.

2021 Book Awards