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Virtual Education Workshop: Resisters and Perpetrators of The Holocaust

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jewish Lithuanian partisans, 1944. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections

Using sources from The Wiener Holocaust Library’s unique archive of material on the Nazi era and the Holocaust, this workshop will critically consider commonly held perceptions of ordinary people as resisters and perpetrators during the Holocaust.

The workshop will use a range of contemporary documents and images to explore how these historical sources can be used to examine the actions of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. We will also examine assumptions about the choices ordinary people had and reflect upon the ways in which our understanding of the categories of ‘perpetrators’ and ‘resisters’ can influence how the Holocaust is perceived in the UK today.

The workshop is aimed at British secondary school teachers and educators, and will be led by Dr Barbara Warnock, the Library’s Senior Curator and Head of Education and Dr Ian Rich, the Library’s Researcher of the International Tracing Service Archive 

Event guidelines for those joining online:

1. The Library will send you a Zoom link and joining instructions via email prior to the event. Please check your junk email folders.

2. Please try and join 5 minutes before the event start time and we will let you into the room (do try and bear with us if this takes a few minutes).

3. If you would like to ask a question during the event, please type your question into the chat function, and we will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible during the Q&A. Your webcam will not be seen during this event.

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