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Lesson Starters from IOE - The Holocaust
Lesson starter ideas for teaching the Holocaust. To use in addition to KS3 video featuring archive footage, personal testimonies from survivors and other material. There are testimonies from eye witnesses regarding the Auschwitz Orchestra as well as the story of Leon Greenman, one of a few British Jews deported to Auschwitz. The PDFs and audio are designed to stimulate classroom discussions on the subject. Secondary school teachers in England can register for IOE's free CPD programme and find resources on the website:


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  • 1. Jewish Life before the Second World War - The Gumprich family.pdf
  • 2. Esther Béjarano - the women's camp orchestra.pdf
  • 3. Esther Bejarano Audio.mp3
  • 4. Historical sites - the Wannsee House.pdf
  • 5. German resistance to the Nazi regime.pdf
  • 6. Gad Beck - love, loss and resistance in the Holocaust.pdf
  • 7. Artefacts and Legacy.pdf

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Created: Dec 8, 2011

Updated: Feb 1, 2012

Lesson plan

pdf, 179 KB

1. Jewish Life before the Second World War - The Gumprich family

Lesson plan

pdf, 1 MB

2. Esther Béjarano - the women's camp orchestra

Lesson plan

mp3, 705 KB

3. Esther Bejarano Audio

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