Visiting Holocaust Sites

On the 25th February 2015 I visited Auschwitz, Poland, with the Holocaust educational trust as part of the Lessons from Auschwitz programme (LFA). Whilst I was there I visited a pre-war Jewish Cemetry, Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II. On the week beginning 6th April I visited the Anne Frank House, the Old Jewish Quarter, theContinue reading “Visiting Holocaust Sites”

Popular misconceptions of the Holocaust – what can we do?

This was probably my favourite session of AmCon at home as I was in the middle of devising a scheme of work on the Holocaust for my PGCE. I’m gutted I didn’t have the chance to deliver it and tackle some of these issues in the classroom. Catrina Kirkland, HET’s education officer who delivers theirContinue reading “Popular misconceptions of the Holocaust – what can we do?”

How important was the fear of Communism in explaining the rise of power of Hitler and the Nazi’s?

During the 1920’s & 30’s, support for Hitler and the Nazi’s grew. Communism was seen as a threat as it was very left wing and would result in everything being State provided, total equality, and therefore the loss of profit. The fear of Communism was important in explaining the rise of power of Hitler andContinue reading “How important was the fear of Communism in explaining the rise of power of Hitler and the Nazi’s?”

The Hitler Myth

The Hitler myth was created as a reaction to the weakness of the Weimar government. The Weimar government was failing to solve Germany’s problems. After WWI and the agreement to pay France reparations, Germany was becoming economically crippled. In an attempt to solve this, the Weimar government printed extra money. However, this was money GermanyContinue reading “The Hitler Myth”