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Holocaust studies at ICE

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education is pleased to announce the return of our online courses on the topic of Britain and the Holocaust. During the academic year 2022-23, the series of three courses begin in October 2022 with The Refugee Crisis of the 1930s and 40s taught by Dr Rachel Pistol, a researcher at King’s College London in the Department of Digital Humanities and on the Project Management Board of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). We are proud that this module was originally sponsored by the Association of Jewish Refugees, who funded its creation.

In January 2023, ICE’s own Dr Gilly Carr will be teaching a module on The Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the Channel Islands, based on her own research of the last fifteen years. Gilly is a member of the UK delegation to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance), a member of the Academic Advisory Board to the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, and a member of the British and Irish Association of Holocaust Studies. In 2017-18 she co-curated  On British Soil, an exhibition on the subject of the Holocaust and the Channel Islands at the Wiener Library, an overview of which is available online. Gilly is also the author of Victims of Nazi Persecution in the Channel Islands and Nazi Prisons on British Soil. In 2020 she won the European Heritage Prize for her work in this area.

In May 2023, Dr Emily Styles will be presenting the module on The Legacy of the Holocaust in Britain since 1945. Emily lectures on Holocaust topics at the University of Winchester and has acted as a consultant on the forthcoming UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation’s learning centre.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to renew this series of online modules” says Gilly. “ICE is in the unique position of offering online courses on Britain and the Holocaust, a subject which is much neglected at universities across the UK. The tutors will be presenting their own cutting edge research so it’s sure to be an exciting series of courses.””

The online modules on Britain and the Holocaust are taught at first year undergraduate level. They are suitable for teachers who wish to gain further knowledge and content for their own Holocaust teaching in the classroom; for community leaders and members of Holocaust Memorial Day committees; for politicians who wish to learn more about the relationship between Britain and the Holocaust; for sixth form students who wish to boost their studies or CVs before going on to further education; and for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Dr Gilly Carr can be contacted on

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