Our Teacher Study Visit to Thessaloniki is currently full. Please keep an eye on our website for any future updates.  



Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June 2022 

Programme overview

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. This visit is generously supported by the Wolfson Jewish Education Fund and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. 

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

How to Apply

Applications for this course have closed.