TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST IN 21st CENTURY BRITAIN
Free one day conference

With the Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of Religions and Theology, University of Manchester

Friday 13 May, Imperial War Museum North

For Secondary and Primary school teachers, BA/MA Education and PGCE students

The conference will provide:

  • usable material and information to teach the Holocaust
  • accurate tools for educators to deal with teaching the Holocaust in the classroom and to support the organisation of Holocaust Memorial Day events

Speakers include Andy Pierce, Royal Holloway, University of London, Fiyaz Mughl, Faith Matters UK and Gillian Walnes, Anne Frank Trust along with members of the Imperial War Museum learning team.

Learning Outcomes

  • To come to some conclusions about the nature and value of Holocaust education in the UK;
  • To widen knowledge about how to teach the Holocaust using a variety of methods and ideas;
  • To network, debate and discuss teaching the Holocaust, the issues and benefits, with other UK teachers and educators

Programme

Morning

10.00

Welcome to Imperial War Museum North

10.15

Andy Pierce, Royal Holloway, The University of London

“What are the uses of Holocaust education in the UK?”

11.00

Tea and coffee

11.15

Fiyaz Mughal, Faith Matters, UK

“Teaching the Holocaust to Muslim students”

12.00

Fabrice Teicher, The Shoah Memorial Paris”

“Visits to Holocaust exhibitions: benefits and difficulties”

12. 30

Lunch

A chance to visit the Exhibition and see the Holocaust related artefacts

Afternoon

1.30

Gillian Walnes, Anne Frank Trust UK

“20 years of the Anne Frank Trust in the UK”

2.15

Rachel Donnelly and Victoria Howarth, Imperial War Museum

“Holocaust education programmes at Imperial War Museum London and Imperial War Museum North”

3.00

Tea and Coffee

3.15

Panel discussion: Andy Pierce, Fiyaz Mughal, Gillian Walnes and Fabrice Teicher

3.45

General discussion

4.00

End of conference