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Introduction to the Holocaust

The Introduction to the Holocaust Education Program developed for South Australian students offers a unique opportunity to learn about this historical event through engagement with the life stories of Adelaide-based Holocaust survivors, real-life objects and a visit of our carefully curated exhibition, which explores the Holocaust as a historical event, and a lesson in what happens when prejudice and discrimination win over compassion and democracy.

After a short introductory activity, students will explore the permanent exhibition and learn about the Holocaust through the life and survival stories of Adelaide-based Holocaust survivors.

This is followed by a Discovery task where students examine artefacts (documents, photographs, objects, etc.) related to the Holocaust and develop their own enquiry about their connection and significance.

The visit concludes with a Q&A session where students reflect on the relevance of the Holocaust in today’s society.

The program is flexible and can be adapted to suit as stimulus, or to reinforce or conclude a unit of work.

The AHMSECF Introduction to the Holocaust program has been tailored to the ACARA History curriculum (ACDSEH10).

The program can also be adapted to support the History, English, Civics and Citizenship curriculum for different year levels.

  • Cost: $260 class, $190 equity or country
  • Duration: 100 minutes
  • Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday 9:30-11:10 and 11:30-13:10 (alternative timings can be arranged)
  • Suitable for Years 9 – 12

Bookings

Your booking will be confirmed via email within five working days.

Read our Planning Your School Visit information to assist with questions about Covid-19 guidelines for your visit and the logistics of visiting with your class.

Content Warning

The Adelaide Holocaust Museum understands that all visitors need to be brought safely into this history, and safely out of it. Our work is underpinned by this educational approach. We aim to teach all visitors about these devastating and confronting events that occurred without traumatising them.

Educators are advised that the Museum’s permanent exhibition includes content that some young people may find distressing. If you have concerns please contact our Education Coordinator (education@ahmsec.org.au) when booking. We are committed to delivering an age-appropriate visit of our permanent exhibition that supports your teaching and learning objectives.

The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation, past, present and future, and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. AHMSEC stands on Kaurna land.

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