UNESCO Launches Holocaust Education Website

The U.N. culture and education agency has teamed up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.


UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay; and WJC President Ronald Lauder unveiled the interactive “Facts about the Holocaust “; site at the cultural agency’s Paris headquarters on Monday.


It features a trove of historical information about the Holocaust, including testimonies and it is linked to the U.S. Memorial Museum’s Online.


The new site has been; conceived to combat what UNESCO calls “increased hate and disinformation online” on Jewish issues. It comes five months after the organization launched the U.N.’s first educational guidelines on fighting anti-Semitism.

The pro-Jewish initiatives inside UNESCO come as Israel prepares its withdrawal from the agency amid accusations that it fosters anti-Jewish bias.