‘Mummy, what was the Holocaust?’

Posted on July 21, 2011

Dealing with a child’s questions about the Shoah demands sensitivity and patience. Judith Vandervelde, an educator at London’s Jewish Museum, runs a seminar entitled, “How do we talk to our children about the Holocaust?” The museum runs workshops for schoolchildren in year six – both Jewish and non-Jewish. The focus is on stories of bravery and rescue – children often meet Kindertransport refugees.

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