Student Programmes at the Centre
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand has designed new programmes to give your students an innovative, in depth perspective of different areas around Holocaust education. All of our new programmes are aligned with NCEA and New Zealand Curriculum standards. We strive to provide the best educational programme for you and your students, and welcome you to contact our education team with anything you may need!
Please click each programme title for more information about each programme, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Judaism & Pre-War Jewish Life
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of the Jewish faith, as well as Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust. This program gives students with little to no exposure to Judaism a basic understanding of the religion and people targeted by the Nazi regime.
Understanding the Holocaust
This programme is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the machinations behind the Holocaust. Students will learn about the events following World War I, through the 1920s and 1930s that ultimately led to the death of millions of people. Throughout the programme, students will be able to identify the different stages of persecution that were implemented by the Nazi regime leading to the Final Solution.
Resistance, Rebellion, and Righteousness
Seeking to dispel one of the persistent myths of the Holocaust, students will learn how Jews and non-Jews resisted and rebelled against Nazi aggression. Whether through hiding Jewish families to pacifist groups like The White Rose student group in Munich, this programme outlines the distinct ways in which the Nazi regime was unable to have complete control over Europe.
Holocaust Media & Literature Studies
Understanding the Holocaust comes in many different forms. Through the use of fiction and non-fiction, students can learn to examine texts through the lens of both storyteller and historian. This programme is designed to augment what is already happening in the classroom, with the participants having read or being in the midst of reading a text about the Holocaust, and learning how to augment their understanding of the events that were the Holocaust.
Liberation to New Life: Migration to New Zealand
Liberation for Europe happened on May 8, 1945. Yet, this did not mean the immediate return to normalcy for those affected by the Nazis. This programme follows the story of those who were liberated from Nazi concentration and death camps, to their eventual arrival and new life in New Zealand. By the end of this programme, participants will understand how integral New Zealand was to helping end Nazi atrocities in Europe.
The Holocaust Centre's capstone programme, students participating in this programme will learn how to correctly research the Holocaust, paying special attention to the historiography of the Holocaust. Students will be able to integrate sources, from texts to pictures to speeches, as well as the proper methodology of researching the Holocaust.