Facing History and Ourselves

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Facing History and Ourselves is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in civic education--an education that encourages the skills, promotes the values, and fosters the ideals needed to sustain a democratic society.

Facing History believes that the study of history is a moral enterprise. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other instances of collective violence, students learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with ethical participation, myth and misinformation with knowledge. We provide interdisciplinary programs, resources and speakers for middle and high schools that relate the past to the world today.

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