Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador Blog

Events and courses highlighted in the October 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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2nd November 2021, 6:30pm

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism – Heroes? Nations, Memory and the Jews.

In this event, four speakers will discuss the issues raised by the memorialisation of a national hero whole relationahop to Jews was problematic or persecutory. The discussion will focus on Europe from the medieval period to present day. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

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14th November 2021, 3:00pm – 15th November 11:00pm

The Blavatnik Archive – Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII

Nearly 1.5 million Jewish men and women made vital contributions to the allied wae effort, however these contributions remain virtually unknown. This conference will feature leading experts from universities, archives, libraries and museums from around the world alongside veterans, Holocaust survivors and their families to explore the experience of Jewish soldiers in The Second World War.

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24th November 2021, 4:00pm

The Wiener Holocaust Library – Virtual Student Talk: The Nazi Rise to Power

This talk is aimed at GCSE and A-Level students and will use sources from the Library’s archive to examine the Nazi rise to power. You will explore the aftermath of the First World War, the role of the Weimar Republic, the early years of the Nazi Party formation and how the Nazis ultimately consolidated their power.

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Yad Vashem – Chosen issues in Holocaust History

18 hours total

For Ambassadors looking to increase their historical knowledge on the Holocaust. The course will provide an in-depth look at different topics, helping you to build on the core learning you have already done with the Trust.

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The University of Nottingham – Photography the Holocaust

3 weeks, 5 hours weekly study

Consider how photos can offer new insights into the Holocaust and what problems we face when looking at who took the photos – the ‘perpetrator gaze’. You’ll look at both personal and propaganda photography and as well as German politics and historical photography with insights from the National Holocaust Centre and Museum.

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