The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for our Teacher Study Visit to Thessaloniki, which will take place in May 2020.


Monday 25 – Friday 29 May 2020

Application deadline: Monday 2 March 2020

Programme overview

The Holocaust Educational Trust’s Teacher Study Visits are advanced site-based courses which explore complex and lesser known aspects of the history of the Holocaust. This visit will provide an unforgettable educational journey through the unique story of Thessaloniki (Salonica), which was the home of the world’s largest community of Sephardic Jews until its almost complete destruction in the Holocaust. The programme will address the distinctive and often overlooked history, culture and experiences of the Sephardim (Jews of Iberian origin) before, during and after the Holocaust.

Feedback from previous 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.

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 ‘Thessaloniki 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 20 March 2020.