If you've taken part in our Lessons from Auschwitz Project and completed your Next Steps, or taken part in Belsen 75 and completed your legacy project, you are one of the Trust's Ambassadors! You're now one of over 32,000 young people to have taken part on the Project. You've heard the first hand testimony of a Holocaust survivor, visited Auschwitz-Birkenau where over one million people were murdered, and you have shared that experience in your school or local community.

We hope that even now, whether it's one, five or even 10 years since your visit, that you remain committed to sharing your experiences learning about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. As a Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador it is up to you to:

Take every opportunity you have to learn more about the Holocaust - it is going to be you and your generation who will ensure that the memory of the Holocaust lives on.

Share what you know and encourage others to remember the Holocaust - You’re the driving force behind our efforts to ensure that people across Britain understand the importance of remembering the Holocaust. 

It might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be – there is so much you can do as an Ambassador, from writing an article to holding a commemorative event. Make sure to do something that plays to your strengths and interests. Stuck for ideas? Have a look at some of our suggestions and think about how they would work in your community, school, university or workplace:

  • Invite a survivor to share their testimony at your school, college, university or workplace.
  • Speak at events (assemblies, community group gatherings, student union meetings – the possibilities are endless!) and share reflections on the Lessons from Auschwitz Project: telling people what you saw, who you heard, what you learned and, importantly, why you feel so passionate about ensuring that the Holocaust is never forgotten.
  • Mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January - you could arrange a memorial, a talk for other students, write a piece for your local/university/college paper, share some of the Trust’s resources online, ask for everyone in your school or university to do something small, whether on social media or through an event, and so much more. Holocaust Memorial Day is a time when lots of people are more aware of remembering the Holocaust, so it is a good time to get people to engage with what you are doing. 
  • Arrange a film screening with a Q&A session to follow - it can be a feature film (perhaps In Darkness, Defiance, The Pianist or Sarah’s Key) or a documentary (perhaps Into the Arms of Strangers).
  • Write an article and share your views with people at college, university or work – this could include an excerpt of a survivor testimony and personal reflection on why we should remember the Holocaust.

Make sure to let us know what you get up to! The Ambassador Team love hearing and seeing what Ambassadors are doing, and are here to support you if you need it. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need advice or assistance, or would like to share details of what you have been doing.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Holocaust Educational Trust Update - 16th March 2020

Updated - 16h March 2020

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, the Trust has been continually monitoring UK government and NHS advice. The safety and wellbeing of our participants, our stakeholders, our Holocaust survivors and our staff is of paramount importance.

On the 11th March we suspended all our overseas educational projects, Lessons from Auschwitz and Belsen 75, until the end of March. Today, 16th March, we have decided to extend this until the end of April. This decision will remain under review while Coronavirus remains a risk.  It is worth noting the Polish government has announced closure of all museums, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, from 12th March to 25th March 2020. 

We are suspending all planned gatherings, all of our overseas projects and in-person educational programmes, effective immediately until the end of April when we will review.

We are not aware of any specific risks related to our overseas projects that would impact our participants and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus amongst any of our staff, volunteers, partners or participants. We are taking this action as a precautionary measure.

News of future Projects will be shared as soon as possible. Should you have any questions, please see our FAQs here.

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