The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for our Teacher Study Visit to Vienna, which will take place in autumn 2019.


Thursday 31 October – Sunday 3 November 2019

Application deadline: Monday 9 September 2019

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 Teacher Study Visits:

I really enjoyed the course. I learned so much. It gave me a lot of ideas for how to approach teaching the Holocaust differently

My subject knowledge and confidence in understanding the complexity of the Holocaust have been phenomenally improved by taking part in this course

The course gave me a lot of ideas for how to approach teaching the Holocaust differently

The trip was packed full of information, both practically useful and deeply thought-provoking

Thank you very much for the opportunity. It has been a memorable experience and I would recommend it highly to others

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.

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 to central Vienna, though the Trust can write a letter to their headteacher, requesting that these be covered by their school’s CPD budget.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click here to download an application form.
Once you have completed the application form, please save the document with your name and ‘Vienna TSV’ in the title, and email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for applications is Monday 9 September 2019.