Seeking Protection

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

Our Team

Alex Maws

Alex Maws is Education Advisor at the Holocaust Educational Trust and Educational Grants Advisor at the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR). He is a member of the UK delegation to the IHRA and was the 2015 Chair of the IHRA Education Working Group. Alex holds an MA in Social Justice & Education from the Institute of Education and a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan.


Wolf Kaiser

Dr. Wolf Kaiser worked as a high school teacher and for 24 years as a historian and educator at the Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin. Since 2001 he is a member of the German delegation to the IHRA (formerly ITF).



Marc Van Berkel

Dr. Marc van Berkel is a researcher at the University of Rotterdam and HAN University of Applied Sciences Nijmegem. He co-works at the German Institute at the University of Amsterdam and is currently researching Holocaust and WWII awareness among Dutch youngsters. His PhD was about Holocaust representations in German and Dutch history textbooks.


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Victoria Grace Walden

Dr. Victoria Grace Walden is a teaching fellow at the University of Sussex. Her PhD and forthcoming monograph are about cinematic intermaterialities and Holocaust memory. She has also written extensively about Holocaust animations. She has worked as a freelance educator for the Holocaust Educational Trust, and established the Holocaust, contemporary genocide, popular culture and digital technology online research fora.