The Holocaust Centre's History Speaks: videoconferencing with Holocaust survivors

By Rachel Hayward | 10 February 2009
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A screenshot of The Holocaust Centre website with a shot of the videoconference below

Holocaust survivors speak to students via videoconferencing. Courtesy The Holocaust Centre

A unique new learning resource from the Holocaust Centre called History Speaks is giving learners the opportunity to talk, via a videoconference link, to Holocaust survivors to find out about the impact of persecution on individuals.

The videoconferencing is aimed at Key Stage 2 and upwards and covers multiple curriculum areas such as: History, PSHE, Citizenship, Global Dimensions, Holocaust and History, and Teaching of Sensitive and Emotive Issues. Videoconferences can go out live to anyone with a video conferencing facility.

The website's background information on the Holocaust and other mass atrocities can then be used for follow-up activities. The video footage currently showing on History Speaks is Our Future Lost. It commemorates the children who were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

The History Speaks website is part of the Holocaust Centre's wider education programme and is dedicated to learning with Holocaust and genocide survivors.

You can find out more details on the History Speaks website including how to book a videoconferencing session with a survivor. Preventing extremism training sessions are also available.

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