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Virtual Student Talk: The Day of ‘Liberation’

February 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Former women inmates of Bergen-Belsen after liberation

Former women inmates of Bergen-Belsen after liberation, April 1945. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

As the German Army started to lose the war, they were pushed into retreat towards Germany by the Allies. The Allies then began to liberate the hundreds of camps that the Nazis had constructed across occupied Europe.

For many prisoners, liberation was only the beginning of their journey to freedom.

This talk, aimed at GCSE and A-Level students, will utilise sources from the Library’s unique archive to examine the topic of ‘liberation’. It will contextualise the final events of the Holocaust, explore the concept of ‘liberation’, consider life after ‘liberation’ in DP camps and frame why it is so important that we remember the Holocaust today.

Delivered by Kiera Fitzgerald, the Library’s Education Officer, this talk is suitable for those studying the following:

  • Year 9 – as required by the National Curriculum
  • GCSE: OCR Explaining the Modern World, Germany 1925-1955
  • A-Level: Edexcel Germany and West Germany, 1918–89,
  • A-Level: OCR History Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963
  • A-Level: AQA History: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945
  • Other non-history courses (Religion and Philosophy, Politics, English Literature)

Event guidelines

1. The Library will send you a Zoom link and joining instructions via email before the event. Please do check your junk 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).

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February 2, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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