‘Hide and Seek: Stories of Survival’: Solving the Problem of the Pencil

  • Lisa Phillips
Part of the The Holocaust and its Contexts book series (HOLC)


In this chapter, Lisa Phillips explores the challenges of creating a Holocaust education programme to primary school–aged students within a museum context. Focusing on the hurdles of presenting young students with difficult and challenging material and employing best pedagogical practice, Phillips examines a programme designed at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne, targeting children aged 10–12 years, and investigates whether it is possible for primary-aged students to connect in a meaningful way to Holocaust studies.


Holocaust education Museum education Primary Elementary Survivor testimony 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Phillips
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  1. 1.Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC)MelbourneAustralia

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