I suggested above that the Holocaust
taught us something:
That is, the Holocaust was a historical landmark and a trigger that released the idea of an indelible and greater humanitarianising and civilizing force into a world which previously had nothing quite like that before. So the 6 million deaths might not have been entirely in vain. The Holocaust taught us something which has arguably enabled humanity to take a further social evolutionary step - not that all societies/nations necessarily want to take that step, unfortunately.
I was quite surprised by serendipity today to read this post about how some universities/colleges can enable students to take advantage of the lessons learned: Remembering the Holocaust Through Learning
Through the Holocaust museum and non-profit organizations, Americans and others around the world can give funds and spread education about genocide prevention and conflict resolution. There are also a few ways in which someone can get a formal education in Jewish Studies, Hebrew, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Conflict Resolution.Remembering the Holocaust Through Learning
Extract regarding the syllabus and qualifications available:
Master of Arts in Jewish Studies, Hebrew College:
Through Boston-area-based Hebrew College, students can earn several online degrees based on the study of Jewish texts, history, language, and tradition. The Master of Arts in Jewish Studies allows students to enrich their personal knowledge of Judaism and tailor their education to their desired career paths in Jewish communal organizations, rabbinic or cantorial studies, or Jewish academic scholarship.
Graduate Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Gratz College:
This 18-hour fully online certificate is designed for those who would like to expand their knowledge of the Holocaust, or those who would like to be able to teach its historical significance better or create an interfaith dialogue. Two courses, The Holocaust and European Mass Murder, and Comparative Genocide, are required. Elective courses include: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Teaching the Holocaust; History of Antisemitism; Children of the Nazi Era; The Warsaw Ghetto; and The Problem of Evil.
Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey:
In New Jersey, the Holocaust and its historical significance are required subjects in schools. This degree program is geared not only at teachers, museum curators, and clergy, but also at those who would appreciate a better understanding of the Holocaust and its historical significance as well as an understanding of current conflicts. The interdisciplinary program includes coursework in general European history, genocide education, contemporary genocides, Nazi art and propaganda, and non-Jewish victims of the Nazis.
Graduate Certificate in Conflict and Peace Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro:
This 18-credit-hour program is designed to provide students with the tools to communicate effectively and design conflict resolution systems for a variety of situations. Students will study topics including fundamentals of conflict and peace studies, organizational conflict, and cultural dimensions of conflict resolution.
Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding, California State University, Dominguez Hills:
The 36-semester-hour program is designed to prepare students for a career in mediation, public policy, social work, teaching, inter-cultural and community conflicts, among others. Courses cover topics including: ethics of negotiation, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding; theories of conflict; intercultural conflict resolution; and conflict and the media.
There seems to be a singular and remarkable thing about this - i.e., the emphasis on peaceful
approaches - including, for example, the study of genocide, conflict resolution, organisational conflict, peacebuilding (all for use in the future).