Introduction: Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines—Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context



In the decades following the Holocaust, we find educators at all levels and of a variety of subjects faced with a future without firsthand witnesses and a diverse student body without personal or conceptual connection to the Holocaust, genocide, or mass atrocity. This chapter explores how, where, when, and why to teach these subjects within and beyond the community college context. It ties the volume’s chapters to Montaigne’s notion of the “Essais,” as “attempts” or “trials.” These chapters describe and document a process undertaken by a community college, a Holocaust center, a faculty, and a student body—under the auspices of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant—to explore the efficacy of profound humanities content in the general education curriculum across the disciplines.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Queensborough Community College, CUNYBaysideUSA

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