Children sitting in a classroom being taught by a teacher
Children being taught in a classroom, c. 1945-1950. Jewish Relief Unit, Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

The Wiener Holocaust Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new educational workshop series aimed at teachers, educators and students of the Holocaust.

Run by the Library’s experienced education team and guided by the British curriculum, the workshops will focus on a variety of topics to help participants deepen their understanding of the Holocaust through engagement with the Library’s unique and historic archive. The workshops will help participants to critically consider the topic and explore the variety of ways in which it can be approached in an educational setting.

The first of these workshops, aimed at secondary school teachers and educators, will take place on Tuesday 16 March 2021 and consider the use of photographs in teaching about the Holocaust. The workshop will use a range of contemporary images taken before, during and after the Holocaust to explore how these historical sources can be used effectively in the classroom. We will also examine the ethics of using photographs of victims; the motivations of the photographers; the context within which photographs were produced, and issues around editing and format of images. We will help participants to reflect upon the ways in which photographs can be used to deepen school students’ understanding of the Holocaust without compromising the humanity of the victims.

We are looking to continue this series so if you are interested in attending a rerun of this workshop or future workshops on other topics, please send an email to Roxzann Baker, [email protected]The Holocaust Explained Project Coordinator, registering your interest. 

Upcoming events:

Virtual Teacher Workshop: Using Photographs in Teaching about the Holocaust. Wednesday 16 June, 6-7.30pm.