Abstract

Based on research conducted within a Lubavitch girls' yeshivah in the United States, this article describes in detail how the Holocaust was taught and learned about in an eighth grade, secular studies classroom. The article describes the yeshivah, its site and students, and the teacher and the unit she taught. Special attention is given to the meaning the students made of their learning. The article concludes by arguing that the Shoah was rendered mysterious in this classroom, that the teaching of history was compromised, and that both the students' historical understandings and religious growth opportunities were shortchanged in the process.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2028
Print ISSN
0021-6704
Pages
pp. 156-185
Launched on MUSE
2008-07-25
Open Access
No
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