Online project in Britain sets up learning between students and Holocaust survivors

May 6, 2020 by JNS
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The United Kingdom’s National Holocaust Centre and Museum have launched an online program that allows schoolchildren at home during the coronavirus pandemic to ask questions to Holocaust survivors.

A view of a virtual session between genocide survivors and participants with the United Kingdom’s National Holocaust Centre and Museum. Source: United Kingdom’s National Holocaust Centre and Museum via Facebook.

Connecting the survivors, many of whom are elderly and at home alone during the COVID-19 outbreak, with children was “a mutually kind and enjoyable thing to do,” said organizers of the #MuseumFromHome program, which uses the Facebook Live platform.

“Oddly enough, in view of the subject matter, it is designed to bring some real warmth and light to the coronavirus darkness,” said the museum, as reported by the U.K. Jewish News.

The most recent Facebook live conversation took place on April 30 with Ruth Barnett, who came to the United Kingdom on the Kindertransport.

The program is one of the museum’s many online learning videos and live events for students.

The museum also said that it has an interactive learning app that is expected to be launched at the end of May, based on its primary school-focused exhibition “The Journey.”


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