“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.

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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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.