History taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying History at university.

Department of History

The Holocaust

Year 12, A Level, BTEC

When: Thursday 1 July 2021, 3:45pm - 5:15pm

Spaces available: 250

Please be aware that some of the content discussed in the taster session is of a sensitive nature and might be upsetting to those participating.

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Six million European Jews perished during the Holocaust, the Nazi-led mass murder of the Jewish people. Widely considered one of the pivotal ‘events’ of the 20th century, the history of the Holocaust has inspired heated debates resulting in the emergence of an entire scholarly field.

Two of the key questions in these debates pertain to the origins of the Nazi ‘Final Solution’, and to the longer after-effects of the genocide on European societies.

Did Adolf Hitler devise a master plan to kill all Europe’s Jews? And did the end of the Second World War signify a turning of the page, paving the way for a new and enlightened future? This lecture will break down these ‘Big Questions’ in order to shed light on this pitch-black chapter in our modern times.


3:45pm Log in and get comfortable
3:55pm Welcome and introduction to the department 
4:05pm Taster Lecture - ''The Holocaust'; Laura Almagor


Q & A on the taster lecture
5:00pm Q&A on what it's like to study History as an undergraduate at Sheffield

We look forward to meeting you!

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