About the Seminars

The Lessons from Auschwitz Project consists of two seminars and a visit to Poland. On this page you will find some useful information about the seminars and what to expect.

Travel Information

Travel to and from the seminars and UK airports is the responsibility of the participants and at their own expense. If you would like information about how to apply for the Trust's travel subsidy please click here.

Food

We advise participants to eat before they arrive at the venue. There is an allocated 20 minute break during the seminar, however only tea, coffee, juice, water and biscuits will be provided.

numbers 1 orientation

A half-day seminar in which participants examine pre-war Jewish life, hear first-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor and meet their group to prepare for their visit.

Participants will listen to the testimony of a Holocaust survivor who was in Auschwitz. Afterwards there will be a short Q&A session, led by one of the Trust's trained educators, where students have the opportunity to ask the survivor questions about their experiences.

After this participants will be split into smaller groups of about 20 where they will meet their peers and their group educator, who they will remain with for the duration of the course. Participants from the same school will be kept in the same group.

numbers 3 follow up

A half-day seminar enabling participants to reflect on their experiences, consider the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust and discuss and devise practical ideas for passing this on to their peers.

Participants will spend time within their groups, where they will be encouraged by their group educator to reflect on the visit and discuss their responses to Auschwitz. The groups will then look at ways they can pass on the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust to their schools and local communities.