News - 100th Lessons From Auschwitz

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg accompanies students on Holocaust Educational Trust's 100th Lessons from Auschwitz visit


Thursday 18th October marked a milestone for the Holocaust Educational Trust - we led our 100th visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of our Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

The Project for post-16 students and teachers is now in its thirteenth year and has taken more than 18,000 students and teachers from across the UK to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death and concentration camp.  We were delighted that the Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP, joined us for this special visit and are grateful for the ongoing funding we receive from Government for this specific project. The Lessons from Auschwitz Project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust based on the premise that ‘hearing is not like seeing’ and to signal what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.

In the last year alone almost 60,000 students have heard a Holocaust survivor speak in their school or college, over 1000 teachers have been trained by the Trust and nearly 24,000 copies of our online resources have been downloaded by teachers. Nevertheless, we still have a great deal to do to ensure we reach future generations.