Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds Now I look to the right, and I see a truck come along. And the truck stops in front of us. And in the middle, sit my wife and child. And then it went– the truck went. And I never saw them again.
Skip to 0 minutes and 29 seconds The Holocaust– the unprecedented attempt made by Nazi Germany and its collaborators to murder the Jewish people– is one of the most difficult events modern history has known. It brought moral values to a collapse. And basic notions of humanity were shaken to the core.
Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds Decades later, as we try to teach about this earth-shattering event, especially to young people, we are confronted by challenges and questions. What is the Holocaust? How do you define it? How was it humanly possible? When and where did it happen? How did the Nazis rise to power? How do we teach the Holocaust to young people? If you want to know what we lost, let’s get to know what existed. What are the misconceptions that persist? The majority of students hold Hitler as solely responsible for the Holocaust. It wasn’t only the Germans who committed the Holocaust. It was a European project. What principles should guide our teaching approaches? The historian teaches the past. The educator has to give the past meaning.
Skip to 1 minute and 36 seconds Join our teams from Yad Vashem and UCL as we attempt to address these and other questions. Join us as we will examine the main historical events of the Holocaust. And we will present how the testimonies of the survivors are crucial in studying the Holocaust. This is what humanises history. It’s what makes it about real people. We will introduce you to guiding principles and lesson materials through expert interviews, tutorials, historical footage, artefacts, maps, and art. We aim to build your own historical knowledge and equip you with the tools to tackle the significant pedagogic challenges that confront any teacher of the Holocaust.
Skip to 2 minutes and 18 seconds If you want to learn about this seminal event in world history and how to teach it, come and join us in this course. Teaching the Holocaust– Innovative Approaches to the Challenges We Face.