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Virtual Student Talk: An Introduction to the Holocaust

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This map indicates the number of Jews murdered by the Einsatzgruppen (killing squads which followed the German army) in each country. The map shows modern day Belarus, at the bottom, then continuing clockwise, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia. The map was featured as part of the Stahlecker report and was used in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.

This map indicates the number of Jews murdered by the Einsatzgruppen (killing squads that followed the German army) in each country. The map shows modern-day Belarus, at the bottom, then continuing clockwise, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

Part of the Library’s Autumn Term educational talks and workshops.

In this talk, aimed at GCSE and A-Level students, the Library’s Head of Education, Dr Barbara Warnock, will draw upon the Library’s rich and diverse collections of original historical material to provide an introduction to the key events and the main features of the Holocaust. She will explore the murders of Jews and Roma by killing squads in eastern Europe, and the transportations to extermination camps. The session will consider Jewish and Roma victims of the Holocaust and Nazi genocide, examine who the perpetrators and collaborators were, and consider the historical evidence that allows historians to understand the Holocaust.

This talk is suitable for those studying the following: GCSE History Edexcel: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939; GCSE History OCR: Germany 1925-1955: The People and The State. Edexcel A-Level History – Germany and West Germany, 1918–89; OCR History Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963; AQA History: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945.

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 (17.55) and we will let you into the room (do try and bear with us if this takes a few minutes).

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Date:
October 18
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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