Auschwitz remains the epitome of inhumanity and barbarism. In 2007, the Holocaust Educational Trust organised the first Lessons from Auschwitz (LFA) project for Scottish schools. Its participants were two plane-loads of Scottish pupils and teachers from 31 local authorities – typically two pupils from a school accompanied by a teacher. This research, funded by the Holocaust Educational Trust and the Pears Foundation, involved these participants being invited to complete an online questionnaire with selected follow-up interviews. The aims were to evaluate the LFA project and provide insight into the impact this project had on individuals, schools and communities. This paper will report on: Student evaluation of the LFA project; The impact of the LFA project on individuals, schools and local communities; Conclusions as to the value of the LFA project in Scotland
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe 2009 - Malmo, Sweden|
Duration: 21 May 2009 → 23 May 2009
|Conference||Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe 2009|
|Period||21/05/09 → 23/05/09|
Cowan, P., & Maitles, H. (2009). Seeing the World Today From a Different Viewpoint: the Impact of the Lessons from Auschwitz Project on Schools in Scotland. Paper presented at Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe 2009, Malmo, Sweden.