Since 1999, over 41,000 students and teachers have taken part in the Holocaust Educational Trust's groundbreaking Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

Based on the premise that 'hearing is not like seeing', this four-part course explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today. The LFA Project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people and to clearly highlight what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.

The visits to the former Nazi concentration and death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau are preceded and followed by half-day seminars in order to ensure an exceptional educational experience.

1. Orientation

Hear a Holocaust survivor speak, learn about pre-war Jewish life and prepare for the visit.

2. The Visit

Visit Poland for one day to tour authentic sites and museum exhibits.

3. Follow-up

Reflect on the visit and the contemporary relevance of the lessons of the Holocaust.

4. Next steps

Design and carry out a plan to spread the lessons and take action.

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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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