Nada Banjanin Đuričić “How to lecture on the Holocaust”

How to lecture on the Holocaust

How do we convey the traumatic truth without traumatizing those we are addressing? Is it even possible to do so? Are there different approaches the Holocaust education? If there are, what are the differences? Are they actually successful and is it possible to evaluate their success? The presentation will outline the basic guidelines and principles of the contemporary pedagogical approach to teaching about the Holocaust, as well as the challenges, dilemmas, and difficulties that may occur during implementation.

Organization: ShoahLab i EduLabIFDT

Time: 14. oktobra u 12h na:


Nada Banjanin Đuričić graduated from the Sociology Department, Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade. She has been teaching in a secondary school (Railway Technical School) for 20 years, using the methods of active learning, interactive teaching, and critical thinking. Her fields of interest include child abuse and gender-based violence, as well as Holocaust Education. She is the author of the monograph Blow upon Soula sociological study of child abuse in the family, the author of the educational supplement What you do matters – Teaching/Learning About the Holocaust by Yad Vashem Principles, co-author of educational material about Roma genocide Dzanes ko sem? (Do you know who I am?) and co-editor of publication Ordinary Men/Willing Executioners – Debate about (German) Anti-Semitism. She has published a few teachers’ manuals, as well as several papers, including two that are of particular interest for the topic: “How to Teach about the Holocaust” and “Saint Sava and the Holocaust”. She is a member of the Victimology Society of Serbia, the Centre for Public History (board member and one of the founders), as well as of the Association of Civic Education Teachers. She has completed several domestic and international seminars, including those held in Yad Vashem, Lublin (Majdanek, Belzec), USHMM Washington D.C., Krakow and Auschwitz. She has also organized several lectures and programs on the Holocaust, as well as several commemorations on the Holocaust Remembrance Day.