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”

AmCon 2018 – Hear My Voice

On Monday 2nd July I had the privilege of attending my 3rd Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador Conference. I knew this conference would feel different to the previous ones I’ve attended as I still have the keys to my student accommodation and could stay in London the night before, as opposed to getting up at 5amContinue reading “AmCon 2018 – Hear My Voice”

Mala Tribich

‘When you hear from a witness, you become a witness’ – Elie Wiesel This is the third time I have had the priviledge of hearing Mala tell her story. Yesterday, Mala joined the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) to live stream her testimony, to give not just us Ambassadors, but our friends, families and anyone whoContinue reading “Mala Tribich”

AmCon 2015

Introduction Peter Bazalgette, TV producer: As I’ve stated previously, this year marks the 70th year of the liberation of the Holocaust camps. Peter Bazalgette, Chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation opened the Conference with a speech on Remembering For the Future. This was especially relevant after the death of Nicholas Winton (liberator), often describedContinue reading “AmCon 2015”

Finding your voice as a leader with Lord Browne of Madingley in conversation with Judge Robert Rinder

Disclaimer : The wording of this transcript is not 100% accurate, this is due to the pace of the live interview & my typing speed. For example, I have restructured the questions after making a brief note of the theme whilst listening to the interview. Direct quotations are clearly indicated. Judge Rinder : Lord Browne,Continue reading “Finding your voice as a leader with Lord Browne of Madingley in conversation with Judge Robert Rinder”

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?”

Holocaust Scheme of Work

Big Question – Why should we remember the Holocaust? Lesson Title Content Suggested activities 1 How have attitudes towards Jews changed between 70AD–1881? Introduce Judaism & the Holocaust – definitions – key facts & figures Timeline of the persecution of Jews: 70 AD-1881 • Starter – Mind map: what do you already know about theContinue reading “Holocaust Scheme of Work”

No Laughing Matter: The Holocaust & Humour – Yoni Berrous

Yoni’s lecture focused on Jewish humour leading up to, and during the Holocaust – the darkest chapter of Jewish history. If I’m honest, I didn’t understand every example Yoni showed us; this is mostly because they have been translated and thus may not carry the same meaning, but there is also a stark difference inContinue reading “No Laughing Matter: The Holocaust & Humour – Yoni Berrous”

AmCon 2020 – Welcome

Karen Pollock opened AmConAt Home as usual, by declaring how much comfort, joy and reassurance it gave her to see so many Ambassadors. She spoke of how thrilled Holocaust survivors are that we exist to continue telling their stories. This year marks 75 years since the liberation of Bergen-Belsen – I cannot believe how quicklyContinue reading “AmCon 2020 – Welcome”

Holocaust Denial & Annelies

A note by Zalman Gradowski written on 6 September 1944, was hidden in an aluminium flask. It reads: “Dear Finder Search everywhere, in every inch of soil. Tens of documents are buried under it – mine and those of other persons – which will throw light on everything that was happening here. Great quantities ofContinue reading “Holocaust Denial & Annelies”