After the Holocaust brings together scholarship, activism, poetry, and personal narratives from some of the last living survivors of the Holocaust to tackle the changing face of Holocaust and human rights education in the 21st century. The collected voices draw on decades of research on the Holocaust and discuss how it can help us understand and educate about a range of human rights issues throughout history, and, in turn, that local histories of other human rights atrocities can shed light on the way the Holocaust is represented and taught. Advancing the dialogue between civic advocacy, public remembrance, and research, the contributors of this edited collection discuss Holocaust education’s broad relevance in a human rights framework. / After the Holocaust also focuses on the Canadian context of antisemitism, the legacy of human rights abuses of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the internment of Japanese Canadians in World War II, and examines the ways that the Holocaust provided a template for thinking through human rights legislation and memorialization on a global scale after the Holocaust.
About the authors
Charlotte 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.