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Virtual Teacher Workshop: Using Photographs in Teaching about the Holocaust

November 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wehrmacht soldiers filming

Wehrmacht soldiers film the massacre of Jews in the Lvov Pogroms of July 1941, carried out by the Einsatzgruppe C and the Ukrainian National Militia. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

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

Using sources from The Wiener Holocaust Library’s unique archive of material on the Nazi era and the Holocaust, this virtual workshop will critically consider the use of photographs in Holocaust education.

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.

The workshop is aimed at British secondary school teachers and educators, and will be led by Elise Bath, one of the Library’s Senior International Tracing Service Archive Researchers, Roxzann Baker, who coordinates the Library’s online educational resource The Holocaust Explained, and Kiera Fitzgerald, the Library’s Education Officer.

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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November 2, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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