Educational visits to Holocaust-related sites

Teaching History article

By Kay Andrews, published 21st March 2011

Finding a place for the victim: building a rationale for educational visits to Holocaust-related sites

Kay Andrews, former history teacher and expert in Holocaust teacher education, relates how she found herself questioning the impact and purpose of overseas site visits for students. She raises questions about whether the typical eastern European destinations that dominate Holocaust-related travel are the most appropriate for student learning. She also explains the danger that site visits might merely reinforce a perpetrator narrative instead of challenging it. Offering a range of solutions to these difficulties, Andrews shows how students might be helped to use site visits in order to construct or explore other narratives, including those that represent the experience of Jewish people as individuals and those that examine the impact of the post-war period on the interpretation of place.

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