Schools and colleges in the following Local Authorities are invited to take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project for the South East region:

  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex

The Holocaust Educational Trust is delighted to invite your students to take part in Lessons from Auschwitz, which is taking place in person for the first time since March 2020. This is our flagship project and includes a one-day visit to the site of the former Nazi concentration camp and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

This bespoke 4-part course is open to two post-16 students in every state school in England. Places on the project, costing just £59, are extremely limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. One teacher is also able to apply for a space. Please note that teacher spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, with priority given to those attending with schools which have not participated on Lessons from Auschwitz in the past. We welcome one application per school.

Project Details

Orientation Seminar
Sunday 6th November 2022

One-day Visit to Poland
Thursday 10th November 2022
Gatwick Airport

Follow-up Seminar
Tuesday 15th November 2022

Next Steps Deadline
Monday 16th January 2023

All participants will be receiving a hard copy of our publication, The Holocaust: A Guide for Students and Teachers. A digital version is available for download.

The cost is £59 per participant – this fee covers all course materials as well as the flights to and from Poland for the day visit. £40 of the total balance is a non-refundable deposit. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the project start date, the remaining balance is non-refundable.   

Travel Subsidy
We aim to make the Lessons from Auschwitz Project as financially accessible as possible. Limited funding is available to offset additional costs of participation to those schools which demonstrate a need for additional financial assistance. Please complete and return our Travel Subsidy Application Form

For more details about the project, please visit our Teacher FAQs.

Key Deadlines

Please ensure you submit your school's application by Friday 28th October. You will then need to submit your participating students' details by Monday 31st October. Students must complete their final registration by Thursday 3rd November.

Please note, places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 

We advise that you do not confirm participation with your students until we have confirmed your places on the project.

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