The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for our Teacher Study Visit to Vienna, which will take place in February 2022. The following programme is subject to relevant Covid restrictions and teacher interest/registration, and we are therefore inviting expressions of interest at this stage rather than opening applications.

Dates

Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 February 2022

Programme overview

Our Teacher Study Visits are advanced site-based training courses which explore the history of the Holocaust in all its complexity. Vienna was both one of the great historic centres of European Jewish culture and a key site in the evolution of Nazi antisemitic persecution. This visit will address a wide range of themes including pre-war Jewish life, the long history of antisemitism, the identity and motives of perpetrators, and Austria’s complex relationship with the memory of the Holocaust. There will also be a strong focus on the Kindertransport to Britain, making this visit suitable for primary as well as secondary teachers.

On-site sessions will be academically rigorous and interactive, incorporating testimonies, images, primary source documents, poetry, artworks and other stimuli to encourage discussion and critical evaluation of this challenging history and its implications for the classroom.

Feedback from previous Virtual Teacher Study Visits:

This was an outstanding course. It offered great insight into the diversity of Jewish experiences before, during and after the Holocaust. The course content enhanced my knowledge of the Shoah, but also offered new understanding as to the role of identity and culture, including the role of language, in the events of this period.

I found this to be one of the best experiences I have had of CPD. The team were kind and helpful and the others in the group were excellent to work with.

The course was fantastic and gave me a huge insight to the Holocaust in Europe as a whole, rather than a German or Polish focus. It has given me more confidence in the classroom when delivering Holocaust lessons and has also inspired my love of History further.

Who should apply?

Applications are invited from teachers of any subject area who are currently in post. Participants are required to be available for the entirety of the course. Priority will be given to those who completed our Virtual Teacher Study Visit to Vienna in February 2021.

How much does it cost?

The course is free to attend. The Trust will provide meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Participants are asked to cover the costs of their own travel, though the Trust can write a letter to their headteacher, requesting that these be covered by their school’s CPD budget.

How to Apply

To register your interest in this course, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Tuesday 7 December 2021

Our teacher training programme is generously supported by the Wolfson Jewish Education Fund and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.