London, United Kingdom

The Holocaust in London: The History and Memory of the Holocaust in London

when 6 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 20 EC
fee GBP 1800

Level 4

In 1943, Jewish children arrived in Waterloo Station on the Kindertransports organised by Nicholas Winston, a British man whose actions helped to save hundreds of lives. Although the Nazis never occupied Britain, this module introduces students to how the Holocaust was experienced and later remembered in London. They will hear the stories of Jewish immigrants in the 1890s, of refugees in the 1930s, of children from the Kindertransport, of Jewish survivors who migrated to London after 1945, of the Holocaust denial trials which animated the late 20th century. They will see how the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust was also central to the construction of contemporary London, from the Wiener Library created in 1942 to the Holocaust Galleries opened in 2000. London’s history allows us to see how the Holocaust is entangled with global sites, identities, and memories.

Site visits: students will visit different sites and exhibitions, not least London’s East End field walk, visits to the Wiener Library, the Imperial War Museum, the Jewish Museum in North London.

Note: these visits are subject to change.

Credits info

20 EC
UK credits

Fee info

GBP 1800: tuition only. Housing and Social Programme are separate and optional.

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