Imperial War Museum

Caroline was a former Holocaust Educator for the Imperial War Museum. The UK’s permanent national exhibition on the history of the Holocaust opened at Imperial War Museum, London in 2000. Caroline joined the exhibition’s first teaching team led by Paul Salmons, world renowned expert in Holocaust Education. With its innovative education service, classroom materials and professional development programmes, the Museum has become a major resource for teachers and students. The Holocaust Exhibition has been closed and will reopen in 2021 as the new Second World War and Holocaust Galleries.

Inspired by world renowned Holocaust educator, Paul Salmons, Caroline often used a child’s shoe as a ‘way in’ for students through a single artefact, which was recovered from the death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

See how Paul uses the shoe to teach a challenging history here.

How Secure is Holocaust Memory

Read: Mummy – what was the Holocaust?

See: Ordinary Things Lesson Plan

Read about the Auschwitz Model designed by Gerry Judah

This model of Auschwitz concentration camp was commissioned for the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London

Banner and side images: © Olivia Hemingway
Olivia Hemingway’s images are taken at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II – Birkenau on the IWM Fellowship visit to Poland and Lithuania