The Holocaust Educational Trust is proud to launch a new a brand new, interactive, and digital learning experience – Lessons from Auschwitz Online (LFA Online).

This educational and commemorative project will offer post-16 students the opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and consider its relevance for today. Through the bespoke interactive online platform, participants will join others from across the country as they embark on an educational journey in which they will:

  • Learn about the history of the Holocaust and the role of camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Consider the individuals whose lives were affected by the Holocaust
  • Reflect on the relevance of the Holocaust today and share their learning with others.

The Holocaust was the murder of 6 million Jewish men, women and children by the Nazis and their collaborators – it was an event which would change the shape of Europe, and the world, forever. During the Project, participants will:

  • Explore this challenging history by taking part in live sessions, led by experts in the history of the Holocaust
  • Hear directly from Holocaust survivors, who will share their personal experiences, including a live survivor testimony and Q&A
  • Virtually visit the most notorious site of the Holocaust, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum; and considering the relevance of this history in today’s world.

Students will end the course with their Next Steps, an opportunity for them to share what they have learnt and experienced with their school and wider community.

Lessons from Auschwitz Online brings together a rich hub of learning materials – including historical texts, eye-witness testimony, and archival materials, including music, photographs and film.

Lessons from Auschwitz Online offers students across England the opportunity to develop their historical understanding of the Holocaust and apply that learning to contemporary issues. Through the Project’s ‘Next Steps’ element, students will be tasked with sharing what they have learnt with their peers and wider community. They will enhance their skills and show leadership - demonstrating commitment outside of the classroom through sharing the legacy of this dark period in history. Upon successful completion of the project, all participants will receive an ASDAN accredited certificate, and share their involvement on UCAS and other applications.

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Funding for the Project is provided by the Department for Education in England and by the Scottish and Welsh Governments.

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