Effective Holocaust education can be transformative. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum provides the following rationale for why it is important to teach about the Holocaust:
The Holocaust provides one of the most effective subjects for examining basic moral issues. A structured inquiry into this history yields critical lessons for an investigation into human behavior. It also addresses one of the central mandate of education in the United States, which is to examine what it means to be a responsible citizen.
The AHEC seeks to provide educators with the historical background and educational tools to effectively teach this important history to the students of Alabama. We want to ensure that the Holocaust is never forgotten, and that its lessons continue to shape the future.