Posted on 28/11/2016
Ben Fuller, a current MA student on the Holocaust Studies programme, has been given a place at an upcoming international workshop on Nazi forced labour.
The International Winter School for Educators is organised by the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre and the International Tracing Service, and will take place in Berlin in February 2017. Mr Fuller, who also works at Tapton School in Sheffield, is one of 15 people selected for the workshop. Over 100 applications were received for the course, which will focus on teaching methods and practices regarding civilian forced labour in Nazi Germany. Participants will also be shown how to access documents through the digital archive of the International Tracing Service, which contains millions of pages relating to forced labour, post-war displaced persons and resettlement.
Mr Fuller said, "I’m really excited to have been selected to be part of a European community of educators working on new resources for students. The opportunity to work with practitioners from across the continent, as well as with International Tracing Service and the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre, promises to be challenging and illuminating. Our focus will be towards lessons for History students on forced labour in Nazi Germany, and repatriation and emigration of forced labourers after WWII – an area of study which, currently, is not widely taught in schools. I’m very much looking forward to participating in this working group and bringing back some great ideas to share!"