Holocaust Educational Trust Blog

A space for featured guest bloggers and members of the Holocaust Educational Trust team to comment and reflect on timely issues.

"How was it allowed to happen?" BBC journalist Amy Lea on her two visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau with the Holocaust Educational Trust



Amy Lea first took part in Lessons from Auschwitz when she was 16. 11 years on, she visited Auschwitz on LFA for a second time as a BBC journalist. Here she blogs on her differing experiences.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: A personal reflection from Professor David Cesarani



In the first of our blogs commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day, the acclaimed Historian David Cesarani shares his very personal experience of visiting the Polish town where his grandfather grew up.

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"All are special, each is unique" - An educator's experience of the Trust's 100th Lessons from Auschwitz


October saw the Trust's 100th visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of our Lessons from Auschwitz project. In this blog, first time educator Catrina Kirkland reflects on her experience of the milestone.

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Remembering Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg (above), the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish lives during the Nazi occupation of Hungary, was born one hundred years ago last month. Here, Holocaust survivor John Dobai reflects on his experiences in Budapest during The Second World War – and the role that Wallenberg played in providing sanctuary to him and his family.

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Beyond the limits? Overcoming the challenges of a Holocaust museum



Communicating the history and moral questions of the Holocaust in a museum exhibition is a highly complex endeavour. Phil Simon explores how museums, visitors and educators can overcome the challenges.

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