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Secondary Lesson Starters - History: The Holocaust

This collection of Teachers TV videos are to be used to teach The Holocaust to KS3 or KS4 History classes.

The resources can be used as starters to stimulate debate surrounding the various topics, are are presented here in a full length and shorter versions.

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Lesson Starters - The Holocaust

  • Six KS3 history lesson starters on the Holocaust, featuring archive footage, personal testimonies from survivors and other material.

Shorter clips

Holocaust - A Pre-war German Jewish Family

  • These rare home movies capture the personal lives of a Jewish family in Germany in the years leading up to second world war and can be used as a lesson starter in KS3 history.

Holocaust - The Auschwitz Orchestra

  • In this KS3 lesson starter a Jewish woman, born in Germany in 1924, talks about her work as a musician in a concentration camp orchestra.

Holocaust - Wannsee, Implementing the Final Solution

  • A short video about the Wannsee conference, where senior Nazi officials gathered in 1942 to plan for the deportation and extermination of European Jews.

Holocaust - My Brother, In the Resistance

  • A Jewish woman born in Germany in the 1920s remembers her brother who was executed by the Gestapo for supporting the resistance movement. Ideal for use as a lesson starter in KS3 history.

Holocaust - In Hiding, A Journey through Berlin

  • Set in modern day Berlin, a Jewish man who survived Nazi Germany describes his extraordinary personal experience of the second world war. Ideal for use as a KS3 history resource.

Holocaust - In the House of a Survivor

  • This short video focuses on the life of one of only a few British Jews who were deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and is ideal for use as a lesson starter in KS3 history.

Holocaust and the Kindertransport: Otto’s Story

  • Otto Deutsch,one of thousands of Jewish refugee children transported from Austria to the UK in the years leading up to the Holocaust, tells his story.

Holocaust and the Kindertransport: Vera’s Story

  • This short video for secondary history students features the personal reflections of a Jewish refugee, Vera Gissing, who was transported to the UK in the years leading up to the Holocaust.

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