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Lessons from Auschwitz Project

The Lessons from Auschwitz Project (LFA) for teachers and sixth-form students is is a venture by the Holocaust educational Trust in the UK.

It is a four-part cours which explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today.

Part 1: Orientation Seminar

At the half-day Orientation Seminar, participants meet their group and LFA Educator, prepare for their visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, hear a Holocaust Survivor speak of their experiences, and learn about pre-war Jewish life.

Part 2: Visit to Poland

On the one-day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau (departing and returning on the same day), participants tour authentic sites and museum exhibits with both an Auschwitz-Birkenau guide and a trained LFA Educator who leads group discussions. The visit concludes with a commemorative ceremony at the ruins of gas chambers.

Part 3: Follow-up Seminar

At the half-day Follow-up Seminar, participants reflect on their experiences, consider the current relevance of the lessons of the Holocaust, and discuss practical ideas for spreading these lessons.

Part 4: Next Steps

After the Follow-up Seminar, participants are required to complete a follow-up project of their choosing aimed at sharing their experiences of visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau and disseminating the lessons they have learned to their schools and communities.

For applications and more informations visit the website of the Lessons from Auschwitz Project or listen to an audio file by BBC Radio Merseyside.

 

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