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

FREE Study Seminar on the Belsen War Crimes Trial

From 17 September to 17 November 1945, 45 former SS men and women and Kapos from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp were tried by a British Military Tribunal in Lüneburg. This was the first major war crimes trial after the defeat of the Nazi regime. As part of our commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, we are inviting teachers to join us on Zoom on Sunday 22 November 2020 (10:00-12:00) for a free teacher CPD seminar exploring the history of the trial, and the legacies of the camp.

This session has been organised in partnership with the National Army Museum, London. Our seminar will be led by Professor Rainer Schulze, of the University of Essex. Professor Schulze is an expert on Bergen-Belsen and the British Military Occupation of Germany, and he was instrumental in the development the Bergen-Belsen Memorial.

Registration for this seminar is open to any teacher who has already taken part in introductory teacher training with us. To register for your free place email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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