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

  • Cumbria
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland

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 23rd October 2022
11.00am-1.30pm

One-day Visit to Poland
Wednesday 2nd November 2022
Newcastle Airport

Follow-up Seminar
Monday 7th November 2022
3.00pm-5.30pm

Next Steps Deadline
Wednesday 11th 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.

Cost
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 14th October. You will then need to submit your participating students' details by Monday 17th October. Students must complete their final registration by Thursday 20th October.

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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