The Holocaust as a starting point (2020)

4th teacher training seminar on genocides and mass atrocities


  • A group of 40 teachers and education professionals from Spain and Portugal will gather online to share best practices and to receive a trainee about the best ways approach to genocides and mass atrocities in the classroom;
  •  The four-day webinar includes four keynote speeches and eight workshops on issues such as antisemitism, the Shoah, colonialism, and gender repression in the Spanish Civil War;
  • This fourth edition of the teachers’ training seminar is organized by the EUROM and the Memoria de la Shoah in collaboration with the Democratic Memorial and the Department of Education of Catalonia, and with Memoshoa Portugal.


Cover picture: A group of children at the Lisbon train station in August 1944 after arriving from Barcelona. They had crossed the Pyrenees stealthily. Joel Sequerra (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) is accompanying them | Yad Vashem | Further information in the online exhibition “Barcelona Jewish Shelter


Christiane Stallaert, Université d’Anvers
The laws of blood: anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism?

Tal Bruttmann, EHESS
Forced labor during the Shoah

Pedro Aires de Oliveira, IHC-HPC
Colonialism and violence: the Portuguese and Spanish experiences

Laura Muñoz Encinar, UNEX – UVA
Unearthing gender repression: Analysis of the violence suffered by women during the Spanish Civil War


  • Fabrice Teicher, Mémorial de la Shoah
    Antisemitism and social media
  • Antonio Martins, Memoshoa
    Stories, Memories and Lives: Literature and the Holocaust
  • Hubert Strouk, Mémorial de la Shoah
    How to deal with Conspiracy theory ?
  • Celeste Muñoz, EUROM – University of Barcelona
    Didactic tools for the study of the slave trade
  • Fabrice Teicher, Mémorial de la Shoah
    How to deal with racial prejudice ? 
  • Fernando Hernández Holgado, UCM
    Female repression and women’s prisons in the Iberian dictatorships
  • Caroline François, Mémorial de la Shoah
    Gender violence during the Holocaust



Nov 13-17, 2020

Other Institutions Involved

  • French Governement
  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Claims Conference

Other partners

  • Memoshoa Portugal
  • Memorial Democràtic de Catalunya


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