Famous Jews in History

Ref: C2420892

The course will explore the humanitarian and philanthropic deeds of non-Jews who saved thousands of Jews from the horrors of the Holocaust during the Second World War. The course will also look at some of the survivors who were able to rebuild their lives after the War because of their actions

Course aim

The course will explore the philanthropic actions of people who saved Jews from the Holocaust in the Second World War

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the backgrounds and motivations behind the Resuers who saved Jews from death
  • Understand how they mangaged to save so many Jews from the Holocaust
  • Understand their importance, recognition and legacy
  • Understand how their actions enabled the 'survivors' to rebuild their lives after the War

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Famous Jews in History

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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