“The most memorable lesson of the year...”

In the past year, more than 600 schools partnered with the Holocaust Educational Trust, utilising our Outreach programme to enhance their Holocaust educational provision.

Through our Outreach programme, the Trust arranges for Holocaust survivors to visit schools to deliver their personal testimony and for trained Holocaust educators to lead workshop sessions.

Survivor testimony forms a key component of effective Holocaust education by putting a human face to history and enabling students to explore its lessons in depth.

Our interactive workshops are appropriate for students from Year 6 (age 10) upwards. Workshop content can link to multiple subject areas and encourage critical thinking about the complex issues raised by an exploration of the Holocaust. Programmes can be tailored to each school’s needs.

The Outreach programme is free of charge. However, we do ask schools to cover the survivor’s travel expenses. In some cases this may include overnight accommodation. The Trust aims to educate as many students as possible in the importance of remembering the Holocaust. If you feel your school is unable to cover travel expenses, please contact us.

To enquire about organising a visit by a survivor and/or and educator to your school, please use our Outreach request form.

Please note that due to survivor capacity we are now only taking requests for April 2020 onwards.

You should submit your request at least six weeks in advance of your preferred dates. We endeavour to meet all requests but cannot guarantee to do so. 

Click here to read brief biographies of some of the survivors who speak in schools.