Conferences & Seminars
Sixth-Form Conferences with the Imperial War Museum
Twice a year since 1996 the Holocaust and Anti-Racism Education Department, in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, holds a Sixth-Form Conference on Holocaust studies. It is attended by students and their teachers from around the country, and over the years the interest has risen to such a degree that waiting lists had to be set up for prospective participants. The day starts with a keynote lecture and continues with workshops on different aspects of the Holocaust. These include examinations of documents from the period, Nazi-era films, propaganda and artefacts, and religious & ethical responses. In the afternoon comes the direct testimony of a Holocaust survivor.
very strong speech, not afraid to say how it really was
raised many issues and different opinions that perhaps we wouldn't have time to cover in class
captivating & very moving
wonderful activities - never experienced before
These conferences make great demands on the participants, but their feedback is itself eloquent testimony to the vital importance of educating today's young people about the Holocaust. The last Sixth Form Conference, again packed to capacity, was held at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in February 2008, with 115 participants attending.
The Holocaust and Anti-Racism Education Department also organises one-day seminars on themes related to the Holocaust.