Teaching the Holocaust in history

A collection of lessons and schemes of work for secondary history students studying the Holocaust and mass genocide of the jewish people and other minority groups

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Educate your students about the Holocaust using this selection of resources created by teachers for teachers

A collection of lessons and schemes of work for secondary history students studying the Holocaust and mass genocide of the jewish people and other minority groups. Friday 27th January 2023 marks Holocaust Remembrance Day in which we commemorate the 11.5 million people murdered (6 million of whom were Jews) and the countless others who have suffered as a result of the genocide which occurred during the Second World War.

To support your planning relating to this tragic historical event we have collated a selection of resources to support you in teaching your students about the causes, prejudices, events and longstanding impact of the Holocaust.

Resources from the Holocaust Educational Trust

Anti-Jewish Laws
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Anti-Jewish Laws

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This recently updated resource, with separate lesson plans for primary and secondary, provides a flexible means by which students can develop their understanding of the chronological evolution of Nazi anti-Jewish policy in Germany and reflect upon the human impact that these measures had. The resour...
Rescue during the Holocaust
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Rescue during the Holocaust

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This resource provides profiles of non-Jewish individuals who were involved in providing relief and rescue during the Holocaust. Accompanying lesson plans allow students to investigate some of the complex issues surrounding rescue and to consider the motivations of rescuers. The resource also forms ...
How Should We Remember the Holocaust?
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How Should We Remember the Holocaust?

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This lesson can be used as a natural conclusion to a programme of study on the Holocaust and as a focus for schools which wish to create their own Holocaust memorial. Using case studies of various forms of Holocaust remembrance from around the world, it encourages students to reflect on the nature o...
British Responses to Nazism and the Holocaust
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British Responses to Nazism and the Holocaust

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This resource examines how both British institutions and individuals reacted to Nazism. In so doing, it encourages students to engage with the complexity of human behaviour during the Holocaust and cautions against facile judgements of particular nations as good or bad . This resource als...