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Learning from Auschwitz
Learning from Auschwitz
Learning Objectives
  • To explore the rationale for visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau, concentrating on the Lessons from Auschwitz Project
  • To examine the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, alternative models of school/ group visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and alternative perspectives
  • To analyse the educational experience provided at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, with reference to academic research and other texts
  • To discuss the contribution of visits to community relations, by breaking down barriers

Auschwitz remains the byword for the epitome of inhumanity and barbarism. Designed and implemented following the Wannsee Conference of December 1941, the concentration and death camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, situated in the Polish town of Oświęcim (named in German, Auschwitz), constituted a vast work and killing arena, with the deeply ironic Arbeit Macht Frei [Work Sets You ...

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