Our study seminar series aims to extend historical knowledge, and/or to explore some of the pedagogical challenges of teaching and learning about the Holocaust. These sessions are free to attend and open to anyone who has previously undertaken teacher training with the Holocaust Educational Trust. 

Online Study Seminars

We will be continuing our online teacher study seminar series during the October half term breaks (12-16 October 2020 and 26-30 October 2020). The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day for January 2021 is ‘Be the Light in the Darkness'. Workshops supporting this theme are marked HMD’21.

Wednesday 14 October

An Introduction to Yad Vashem (11:30-13:00 and 14:00-15:30HMD’21          
Join Dr Noa Mkayton from Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies as she explores the School’s approach to teaching and learning about the Holocaust. In our second session, Yiftach Meiri will explore some of the memorials located at the Yad Vashem site, including those which commemorate the Righteous Among the Nations

Thursday 15 October

Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust (9:00-10:30; 10:45-12:00; 12:30-14:00) HMD’21 
Join us for a morning of study organised by Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. Over three 90-minute sessions we will explore the dilemmas faced by Jewish resisters; experience a tour of one gallery in the Yad Vashem museum; and examine how Jewish resistance is presented through film.

Wednesday 28 October

An Introduction to Yad Vashem (9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30) HMD’21               
Join Dr Noa Mkayton from Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies as she explores the School’s approach to teaching and learning about the Holocaust. In our second session, Yiftach Meiri will explore some of the memorials located at the Yad Vashem site, including those which commemorate the Righteous Among the Nations.

Wednesday 28 October

Escape from Denmark (14:00-15:30) HMD’21 
In this session, Yiftach Meiri from Yad Vashem’s Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies will explore the dramatic escape of Jews from Denmark in October 1943.

Thursday 29 October

Exploring Perpetration and Complicity (9:00-10:30; 11:00-12:30; 13:30-15:00 and 15:30-17:00)
This one-day workshop will explore perpetration and complicity under the Third Reich. Through a series of workshops we will explore the ways in which people who facilitated, collaborated with, or through their everyday behaviours helped to sustain state-sponsored practices of persecution, exploitation and murder, rethought their identities and sought to justify what they were doing, while disregarding the consequences for others. And how, under quite different post-war political circumstances and in the light of changing cultural discourses and moral frameworks, those who had been complicit found ways of 'reframing' their own past.

This workshop is held in partnership with Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies, Villa ten Hompel, and the Compromised Identities? Reflections on Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism project based at University College London.

Villa ten Hompel is located in Münster, Germany. The site was used by the Ordnungspolizei during the Second World War, and now houses an education centre and permanent exhibition exploring the injustices committed by desk-bound perpetrators and armed police forces.

The Compromised Identities? Reflections on Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism project examines the ambiguous roles and changing representations of those who were entangled in the Nazi regime. It focuses both on people explicitly designated as 'perpetrators' - whether by victims or others, in testimonies, trials, the media, or cultural representations - and on the many more who facilitated, collaborated with, or through their everyday behaviours helped to sustain state-sponsored practices of persecution, exploitation and murder. 

Registration for our online teacher study seminars is open to primary and secondary school teachers and trainees who have previously taken part in at least one of our teacher training courses, seminars or workshops. If you are interested in registering but are yet to take part in any teacher training with us, please register first for one of our ‘Introduction to the Holocaust Educational Trust’ 90 minute online seminars. Details of upcoming seminars can be found here. 

To register for one or more of the above online teacher study seminars, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please include in your email the age / subject you teach, where in the UK you are based, and what previous training you have undertaken with the Trust and the name and date of the session(s) you would like to join. 

All sessions will take place on Zoom. You will need a computer with a camera and microphone to participate.  

Study Seminars

We hope to be able to offer these as in-person sessions around the UK (locations TBC), however provisions will be made to offer these online if necessary.  

Previous themes have included: Drama and the Holocaust; Engaging with Local Histories in the Classroom; Jewish Refugees to Scotland; The Future of Holocaust Testimony: Second and Third Generation Voices in the Classroom.  

We will be continuing our study seminar series from Tuesday 6 April – Friday 16 April 2021. Details will be released later in the year.   

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