We are delighted to invite teachers from across Scotland to our free online CLPL workshop on ‘Scotland and the Holocaust: Jewish refugees at Whittingehame House, East Lothian’.

Scotland and the Holocaust
Jewish refugees at Whittingehame House, East Lothian

Monday 10th June 2024 16:00-17:30 - ONLINE

Hosted by Dr Emily Smith (Education Officer, Holocaust Educational Trust), this one-hour online session will explore a case study of young Jewish refugees arriving and settling in Scotland. Situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Whittingehame House was transformed into a communal hostel for teenagers escaping Nazi persecution. With support from the Youth Aliyah, Whittingehame House became an agricultural and kibbutzim-style training centre, where young Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria learned domestic and farming skills. Most of the refugees had arrived alone, never to see their parents again. With stringent immigration policies in place in Britain, schemes such as those created by the Youth Aliyah were put in place to legitimately ensure the legal entry of unaccompanied minors. The case of Whittingehame Farm School highlights the complexities and challenges of child migration during this time, and the response of the British-Jewish community to the persecution of Jews in Europe.

This session will be hosted via Zoom and is recommended for secondary teachers of History, English, PSE and RMPS.

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