Today’s blog post is written by our student Hannah Wilson (Cohort II). Wilson’s participation in our ‘Visual Culture and the Holocaust’ course inspired the creation of a special piece that was featured at the National Holocaust Memorial event in London. Through her work with the Holocaust Educational Trust, and her experience from our program, Wilson was selected as one of 12 entries to be featured at this event. Here’s what she has to say about the experience:
As I began my Masters degree in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, I was thrilled to be offered a range of interdisciplinary modules, including ‘Visual Culture and the Holocaust’. As an arts graduate, my work and research has primarily focused around artists who produced work during and after the Holocaust, and how these pieces are represented in institutional settings. The course also introduced me to debates and issues surrounding the future of Holocaust education. Coincidentally, when I returned to the UK from Israel to finish writing up my thesis, I began working in a secondary school as a Learning Support Assistant.