Holocaust Memorial Day
Holocaust Memorial Day
Each year on 27 January the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day. It was on this day in 1945 that the largest Nazi extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated.
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust campaigns to commemorate this date and to remember and learn from subsequent genocides around the world. The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 is Communities Together: Build a Bridge.
This handpicked collection of free teaching resources, many of them from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, will help you to consider the Holocaust with your pupils.
- An EYFS resource to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 focusing on community and friendship.
- Help your class to consider what means to help people with a case study of Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank and her family in an attic and kept them safe for two years.
- An assembly to support a case study of Miep Gies.
- The heartwarming story of Blanche Benedict who survived the Holocaust thanks to the bravery and support of friends, neighbours, strangers and teachers.
- An assembly to support a case study of Blanche Benedict.
- This short film and supporting resources builds on the England football squad’s visit to the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. The film will stimulate students’ interest and set the stage for more detailed study.
- Introduce your class to Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 with this teacher’s guide offering background information and ways to use the many resources available.
- An excellent PowerPoint on the Jewish Holocaust and subsequent genocides for use in assembly.
- The remarkable story of the Catholic-Hungarian actress Vali Racz who was nearly executed for hiding several Jewish friends during World War 2.
- A lovely lesson plan to support a reading of John Donne’s famous poem No Man is an Island to help students think about the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2013.
- This image of a bridge can be used to engage students in the theme of communities coming together and to make links between our past and the present.
- Developed by TES English, a range of teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support teaching and learning of Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.
More Holocaust Resources
- For students of Religious Education to think about how people of different faiths respond to prejudice and discrimination.
- Case study from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust remembering the communities wiped out through Europe by the Nazis.
- Lesson starter ideas for teaching the Holocaust.
- Looping Powerpoint used to reflect upon the Holocaust.
- KS3 history lesson on good practice in teaching and learning about the Holocaust.
- Powerpoints and worksheets for KS3.
- Worksheets to establish and develop knowledge of the Jews, Hitler and the Holocaust.
- An introduction to key places, people and terms.
- These sensitively chosen film extracts from a wide range of films focus on the Holocaust are accompanied by some curriculum-focused activities and teachers’ notes.