The Rescuers and the Rescued

Ref: C2421111

The course will highlight the philanthropic actions of the 'Rescuers' who were non Jewish people during the Second World War who saved thousands of Jews from the horrors of the Holocaust. There will also be a focus on the 'Rescued' and how their experiences during the War impacted on their lives and shaped their future

Course aim

The course will explore the motivations of non-jewish humanitarians who 'Rescued' Jews in the Second World War and also focus on some of those rescued by their actions and how their lives changed during and after the war

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • To understand the motivations behind the philanthropic actions of those 'Rescuers' who saved thousands of Jews in WW2
  • To understand the historical context in which these philanthropic actions took place
  • To understand how the actions of these 'Rescuers' affected the lives of Jews that were saved from the Holocaust
  • To understand the impact and legacy of these humanitarian actions

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?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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

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The Rescuers and the Rescued


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

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