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The University of Southampton
English Teachers’ Network

Holocaust literature

The Holocaust, meaning the largely systematic murder of approximately 6 million Jews from the period 1933-1945, stands as a key moment of the twentieth century. The University has a long history of expertise in this area and offers a number of staff and student-led workshops each year where possible.  These help our and your students to learn more about the significance of the Holocaust and gain a strong appreciation of the relevance of remembering such tragic events. 

Using primary materials such as Holocaust testimony to engage your students in questions of how and why such events are remembered, final year students from both English and History run workshops in local schools and colleges to promote awareness of both the Holocaust and Holocaust Memorial Day. As part of these workshops, your students are expected to write their own responses to the Holocaust testimony. These responses then form part of an exhibition which will feature alongside a series of talks and other events for Holocaust Memorial Day.

Our workshops also complement curriculum teaching and give your students an opportunity to discuss Higher Education and university life with our students, a form of collaboration which is a proven way to raise aspirations. Our students also benefit from hands-on classroom experience, an essential part of the training process for the next generation of teachers.

For 2013 we are working with Itchen College for Holocaust Memorial Day(27 January)but we are very happy to form partnerships with all local schools and colleges for future projects and may be able to offer additional workshops in Winter 2012/Summer 2013.

Undergraduates teaching Holocaust Literature
Holocaust Workshop
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