If you've taken part on our Lessons from Auschwitz Project and completed your Next Steps, you are one of the Trust's Ambassadors! You're one of over 23,000 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 educating others 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, after all 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. Here are some ideas on how you might do that:
Not sure how you can do this? 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
- 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.