The Holocaust Narrative

The Holocaust Narrative is a new presentation introduced by HETI in 2015. It is an interactive 90-minute presentation for senior cycle students.

This presentation gives an overview of the history of the Holocaust as it developed between 1933 and 1945 and considers the changing contexts before, during and after WWII.

The workshop is cross-curricular, allowing participants from various disciplines to benefit. Teachers of Transition Year, CSPE, History, English, Music, RE, languages and others will find approaches suitable for their specific subjects. Images, readings, testimonies and materials are included. Ideally, there should be time for questions and discussion afterwards.

Aims and Objectives

Learning with understanding. Only by understanding the context in which the Holocaust took place, can we begin to understand what was wiped away. Two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe was murdered as well as hundreds of thousands of other victims. What was Europe like for Jews before the Holocaust? And what happened to the survivors afterwards? Who were the Righteous Among the Nations? What role did bystanders play? Did antisemitism stop with the end of the war? Find out if there was any resistance to the Nazis?


We ask for €125 to cover administration costs and your presenter’s travel expenses. Many schools also like to make a donation to our work which is very much appreciated.

If you would like HETI to arrange for The Holocaust Narrative to be presented in your school, please contact our office.