Teaching Genocide


Holocaust Cinema Complete: A History and Analysis of 400 Films, with a Teaching Guide by Rich Brownstein

Reviewed by Gerd Bayer

One of the many practical aspects to be discovered in this volume is Brownstein’s system for classifying Holocaust films. His “4+1” method differentiates between when a film takes place (either during or after the Holocaust) and who the protagonist is (either Jewish or Gentile).



Teaching Maus in an Age of Racial Panic and Reckoning

By Barry Trachtenberg

The January 10, 2022 decision by the McMinn County Board of Education in Tennessee to prohibit the teaching of Art Spiegelman’s graphic memoir Maus from its eighth grade (typically, thirteen-year-old students) curriculum set off a firestorm of media attention.


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