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Events and courses highlighted in the April Ambassador Newsletter

Here are some events and courses that we think may be interesting to our Ambassadors over the next couple of months.

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Thursday 29th April, 5.00pm

The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism – Jews, Liberalism and Antisemitism

Explore the history of the Holocaust, and listen to several speakers on “how liberalism, citizenship, nationality, religion, race and gender functioned and interacted differently in European Jewish heartlands, in the Mediterranean peripheries of Spain and the Ottoman empire, and in the North American Atlantic world.

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Wednesday 5th May, 6.30pm

René Cassin – Forced Labour and Genocide

Learn more about the legacy of the Holocaust and how “the issue of forced labour as a means of persecution and genocide used during the Nazi-era and more recently in China today.” Through this, your will gain more awareness of how the Holocaust continues to be relevant today.

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Thursday 6th May, 6.00pm

The Wiener Holocaust Library – German Colonialism and its Aftermaths

Explore German Colonisation and how that impacted Nazis Ideology. You will gain a greater understanding of Germany before the Holocaust and roots of prejudice and imperialism.

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Monday 17th May, 1.30pm

The Sussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Sussex) – The Holocaust and Social Media – Online Discussion

A panel of experts will discuss the relationship between Holocaust education, memory and social media. Whilst social media opens up exciting possibilities for new audiences, trolling and the rise in Holocaust denial and distortion suggests they may not be the best place for productive dialogue.

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Yad Vashem – Poetry and the Holocaust

3 weeks, 3 hours weekly study

For those who are interested in literature and art! By combining both poetry and history you will gain a greater understanding of the Holocaust through poetry and how it was used as an expression to explore the feelings of the victims.

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Yad Vashem – Antisemitism: From its origins to the present

6 weeks, 3 hours weekly study

This course is an incredibly informative and interesting exploration of antisemitism through time. You will learn about the roots of antisemitism and how it spread across the globe. The course highlights and breaks down what antisemitism is and discusses other forms of hatred.

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Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem – The Holocaust – An Introduction (I): Nazi Germany: Ideology, the Jews and the World

3 weeks, 1-2 hours weekly study

This course will explore:

Week 1: From Hatred to Core Ideology.

Week 2: The World and the Jews in World War II.

Week 3: The Isolation Abyss - the Perspective of the Individual.

You will cover a breadth of history and aspects of Jewish Life during the Holocaust. The course provides “Comprehensive lectures by leading researchers from Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem. A wealth of voices and viewpoints presented by guest lecturers. Numerous documents, photos, testimonies and works of art from the time of the Holocaust.”

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