We are delighted to be opening applications for Lessons from Auschwitz Project. This project is available to students in S5 and S6 from all schools and colleges in Scotland with a post-16 provision.

The Holocaust Educational Trust is delighted to invite your students to take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, our flagship project which 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 school  and college in Scotland with a post-16 provision. 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 and cannot be confirmed until closer to the application deadline. Not all requests for teacher places will be fulfilled. Priority will 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 3rd November 2024
In-person Seminar in Edinburgh

One-day Visit to Poland
Tuesday 5th November 2024
Edinburgh Airport

Follow-up Seminar
Thursday 14th November 2024
Online Seminar

Next Steps Deadline
Monday 3rd February 2025

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 and 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 Monday 21st October. You will then need to submit your participating students' details within ten days (or by Thursday 24th October - whichever is earliest). Students must complete their final registration by Monday 28th October. Failure to meet these deadlines may result in your school being removed from the project.

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.

Apply Now!