The International Conference on Education and the Holocaust (ICEH)
December 4-8, 2017
Washington, DC

The International Conference on Education and the Holocaust (ICEH) is co-sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) with the goal to promote Holocaust and genocide education around the world and to prevent future mass atrocities.

ICEH is a bi-annual event that brings teams from eight countries to a week-long conference at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. During this week, teams participate in sessions with Museum staff and other experts related to Holocaust history & strategies for Holocaust and genocide education. As a result, teams develop on-the-ground projects to advance teaching and learning about the Holocaust in their national or regional context.

Overall, ICEH endeavors to help foster educational cultures that value Holocaust and genocide education as a central tenet in understanding oneself as a global citizen in contemporary society.

In 2015, participants were invited as country teams from Chile, Hungary, India, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Rwanda, and Turkey. Participants for the 2017 conference will be announced soon.

This year, the Conference is presented under the patronage of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and through the generous support of:

The Government of Canada
the Government of Germany
Susan and William S. Levine and Family



A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors. Located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. With unique power and authenticity, the Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. And we encourage them to act, cultivating a sense of moral responsibility among our citizens so that they will respond to the monumental challenges that confront our world.

For more information about the Museum, visit the USHMM website.


UN flagThe United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945.

UNESCO has 195 Members and eight Associate Members. It is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board. The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies. The Organization has more than 50 field offices around the world. Its headquarters are located at Place de Fontenoy in Paris, France, in in an outstanding, Modernist building inaugurated in 1958 and recently renovated.

For more information about UNESCO, visit the UNESCO website.