About the program:
Students will have the opportunity to study in depth the complex and tragic relationship between the rise of the Nazi party and Hitler in Germany, and the collapse of democracy. By considering the threat that dictatorships pose to peace and security, students will better appreciate the destruction of two thousand years of European Jewish life. Complementing this experience, students will hear first-hand survivor testimony in order to understand the human effect of these turbulent years. Finally, through a close examination of artefacts and relevant sections of the Sydney Jewish Museum’s display, students will explore key aspects of this period such as the initial consolidation of Nazi power, the implementation of the Nuremberg Laws, the breakdown of democratic structures, the role of propaganda and the experience of Kristallnacht.
The program includes:
- Interactive seminar with a Museum educator
- First-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor
- Guided tour of the Museum
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Plan your visit
On the day
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your program start time and assemble students across the road from the museum in Green Park.
- Please send a member of staff to the main museum entrance to let us know you have arrived and our education team will come to greet you.
- Students will enter via the main museum entrance on Darlinghurst Road.
- Note that the museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.
What to bring
- Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring large backpacks.
- If the students plan to eat before or after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.
- We strive to make our programs accessible and inclusive to students of all needs and abilities. Please advise us if you have any additional needs for your visit.
- Note that the content covered at the museum may be distressing to some students.
- We recommend bringing your school councillor and/or members of your pastoral care team to the visit.
- An invoice will be sent after your visit, unless organised otherwise.
Confirmation of numbers
- All bookings must confirm any changes to student numbers 7 days prior to the visit in writing, or original booking numbers will be charged in full.
Cancellations and booking changes
- Changes and cancellations including dates, times and student numbers must be made in writing.
- Each booking is permitted two changes at no cost. Each additional change over and above these two changes will incur a $30 administration fee.
- Cancellations made within 7 working days of the scheduled booking will be charged in full.
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Pre and post visit lesson plans
Our Educators have created activities and resources for teachers to use to engage students before and after their visit to the Museum.
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