Teachers get a lesson

September 4, 2008

Northern England's first Holocaust teacher-training seminar was held at Manchester's Imperial War Museum North last week.

Survivor Norbert Herz spoke in public for the first time about his escape from Nazi Germany. There were also contributions from Johannes Houwink ten Cate from Amsterdam's Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and two Shoah experts from Paris. Local Jewish historian Bill Williams drew from his upcoming book on Holocaust refugees in Manchester.

The line-up was organised by Manchester University Holocaust lecturer Jean-Marc Dreyfus. "We were very pleased with the response," he said. "I expected 25 people, but we got 80."

Participants called for the seminar to become an annual event and the museum was happy to oblige.

Last updated: 2:14pm, September 5 2008