The Museum works with institutions that have a commitment to Holocaust education and remembrance to reach audiences around the world. The Museum contributes expertise and serves as a leading resource to these institutions.
The US Department of State
Hundreds of emerging leaders from across the globe visit the Museum every year through State Department programs, including its International Visitor Leadership Program. Visitors tour exhibitions and meet with educators, historians, and other experts.
Resources for global criminal justice professionals and related stakeholders that examine the Holocaust and provide skills to mitigate mass atrocities today were created through a multi-year project with the Department of State's Bureau of International Law Enforcement and Public Affairs (INL). Available in French and English, the programmatic guidance, curriculum and videos are freely available at ushmm.org/criminaljusticetools.
The IHRA is the only organization that unites governments and experts together to advance Holocaust education, research, and remembrance. The United States is a member, and Museum staff serving on the US delegation led the development of the IHRA’s Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust.
The Museum partnered with UNESCO to convene an International Conference on Education and the Holocaust in 2015 and 2017. Through this conference, educational leaders and experts design and implement projects relevant to their national contexts. To date, 16 countries have participated in this ongoing capacity-building program.
The UN Holocaust Outreach Programme distributes educational resources developed by the Museum. These resources have been used by dozens of UN information centers and offices around the world. Museum exhibits on Nazi propaganda, State of Deception, and the role of ordinary people in the Holocaust, Some Were Neighbors have been shown at UN Headquarters in New York City. Some Were Neighbors is featured on the United Nations website.
The Museum works with the Salzburg Global Seminar to engage practitioners and educators in identifying trends and best practices in Holocaust and genocide education. This includes global seminars on combating extremism and promoting pluralism.