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Virtual Teacher Workshop: Using Photography to Teach about the Holocaust

December 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wehrmacht Soldiers film the Lvov Pogrom, July 1941. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

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.

Workshop Aims:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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).

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