Seeking Protection

A blog exploring what we can learn from the experiences of refugees before, during and after the Holocaust – for today


Do you know of relevant educational materials or did you use one of the resources presented on our blog and would you like to share your experience? Did you read any relevant articles or come across an exhibition, event or movie recently? Did you have a class discussion or did you face a certain challenge when working on this topic as an educator?

Why not write an opinion piece or review about it and post it on our blog? Your contribution is highly valued as it will help us build a community that shares expertise, experience and feedback. And publishing a piece on our blog will also give you (and your organisation) exposure.

If you are interested in contributing a piece to our blog, please take into account the following guidelines:

  • The Seeking Protection blog covers the following topics: the refugee situation before, during and after the Holocaust and the link between the current refugee situation and the Holocaust. Your post should relate to at least one of these topics.
  • A post is 500 words of original content (can be more…) and includes 2 visual elements: image, video clip, graph, …
  • We are looking for these types of posts:
    • Opinion piece: your opinion about one of the topics of our blog.
    • Testimonial: your experience as an educator dealing with one of the topics of our blog.
    • Promotional post: you describe an initiative (event, project, publication,…) of your organisation that is relevant to our audience. You can explain the goals and expectations of the initiative, the results, insight into a resource created, your personal experience with this initiative, challenges you faced, etc.
  • We try to avoid:
    • Any resources, websites, events, etc. that have been covered on our blog before
    • And of course anything that is offensive or inaccurate
  • The author of the guest post takes responsibility to respond to comments on the piece. We expect the author to actively monitor and respond to comments for a period of at least five days after the post is published.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the IHRA Blog Team and it is possible that we will suggest amendments. We will not publish any adjustments without your approval.
  • How to submit your post:
    • Please email your guest post to with the following:
      • Your completed post as a Word Document
      • Image files in a seperate folder
      • Short author bio
    • When approved, we will respond to let you know your contribution will be published. This process may take up to two weeks.

We are looking forward to your contribution!