Holocaust Educational Trust Newsletter - July 2019

July started with our annual Ambassador Conference, with hundreds of our young Ambassadors coming together from across the country to further their historical understanding of the Holocaust. The month finishes with our annual Ambassador Study Visit to Israel, where those attending have spent several days learning at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies.

Our Ambassadors often draw their inspiration from the testimonies of Holocaust survivors who are at the heart of what we do at the Trust. Many of you will remember Gena Turgel MBE who sadly passed away last year. She dedicated her life to sharing her testimony with hundreds of thousands of young people in schools and communities across the country. In her memory, together with Gena’s family, we are hosting an evening to celebrate her life. You can book your tickets here.

Our work continues and you can find out more about our recent activities and how you can get involved below. As always, thank you for your support which enables us to carry out all of our vitally important work.
With very best wishes,
 
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Ambassador Conference 2019 #IAmYourWitness

Our annual Ambassador Conference was held on Monday 1st July and attended by hundreds of young Ambassadors from across the UK.
 
This year's theme was #IAmYourWitness and attendees heard the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, Lily Ebert BEM and Maurice Blik, and listened to inspirational speakers, including historian Professor Nikolas Wachsmann and the children and grandchildren of survivors.
 
Ambassadors also participated in interactive workshops and informative talks led by experts in the field of Holocaust research and commemoration. Throughout the day, Ambassadors shared ideas and thoughts with each other, asked questions, and considered how the Holocaust remains relevant today.
 
Check out a video with the highlights here and learn more about our Ambassador Programme.
 
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Premier League Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Last week, we helped organise and deliver an educational programme with the Premier League for several of their U14 players. This follows our engagement with a number of football clubs to educate about the history of the Holocaust and the lessons to be learned for today.
 
The players heard from Holocaust survivors Zigi Shipper BEM and Harry Spiro BEM before heading to Poland to visit Holocaust related sites in Krakow and the former Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
 
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Gena Turgel MBE Celebration Event

At the Holocaust Educational Trust we are privileged to work with a number of brilliant and brave Holocaust survivors. Gena Turgel MBE dedicated her life to sharing her testimony to hundreds of thousands of young people in schools across the country before she passed away last year.
 
Together with Gena’s family, we are delighted to invite you to a special evening of celebration on Thursday 12th September. We will bring together all those who knew Gena to remember her, to honour her dedication to sharing her experience during the Holocaust with others, and to celebrate the legacy she has left behind. Click here to book your tickets. 
 
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Teacher Training Course Dates Launched 2019-20

We are delighted to announce the dates and locations of all of our 2019-20 #TeacherCPD residential courses, including our first ever trip to Vienna in autumn.
 
The Trust offers a range of multi-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes for teachers, including our UK-based four-day residential course aimed at those new to Holocaust teaching, as well as seminars and overseas courses targeted towards those committed to advancing their knowledge.
 
These courses are free to attend and you can learn more here.
 
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Ambassador Study Visit 2019 - Yad Vashem

We've had another successful Ambassador Study Visit to Israel, where those attending have spent several days learning at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem.
 
Ambassadors furthered their knowledge about the history of the Holocaust, pre-war Jewish life and ways to remember. They also visited the old city to get an understanding of the diversity of culture and religion there. We're excited to see what they do with this knowledge when they return.

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