Anne Frank Lessons in Educating for Human Rights

By Dr. Joyce Apsel, Anne Frank Center, USA, Inc.

Joyce Apsel is a genocide scholar and Master Teacher, General Studies Program, New York University, and Director of Rights Works; She was also the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, 2001-2003. Chapter 14 of this online learning center treats the Armenian Genocide with a brief history of the genocide, the role of memory and survivor testimony, with discussions of impunity when perpetrators are unpunished and how this contributes to the process of denial, and its impact on teaching history and moral accountability. “The 20th century has been one of genocide against individuals belonging to targeted groups. War is often a cover for genocide and the genocide against the Armenian took place during World War I.”