This set of worksheets and PowerPoint introduces teachers and learners to six different genocides through a key date, the experiences of one person, and the story of one artefact. The final worksheet explores more current issues around discrimination, here in the UK.
Smajo Bešo has seen the worst and best of humanity. After surviving the horrors of the genocide in Bosnia, he found refuge and safety in the UK where he now proudly embraces his Bosnian roots and new-found Geordie identity.
Sanela Saracevic managed to escape the horrors of the Bosnian war in 1993, yet the memories of its atrocities continue to haunt her. With her family, she was compelled to leave her homeland in pursuit of safety. She has transformed her painful past into a source of inspiration, using it to nurture hope for a better future.
These resources have been created to provide educators and Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organisers with suggested films that talk to both the Holocaust and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The resources also provide discussion points, questions and suggestions for further activities to take forward your learning and engagement with the Holocaust and more recent genocides.
Smajo Bešo, survivor of the genocide in Bosnia, speaks to students at Eden Girls' School, Walthamstow, for the UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 Ceremony.
Our first ever podcast series, ‘Learning from Genocide’ features in-depth testimonies and experiences of people directly affected by the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups, and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
There is always a set of circumstances which occur or which are created to build the climate in which genocide can take place. In this video we explain the ten stages of genocide, as developed by Gregory H Stanton, President of Genocide Watch.
This set of six worksheets introduces secondary school teachers and students to six different genocides through a key date, the experiences of one person, and the story of one artefact. It can also be used in a non-school environment.
This activity provides a list of suggested books for activity organisers to choose from, guidelines on how to run your book club meeting and questions for discussion. It can be used by any Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organiser including schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and workplaces.
Nisad is from Prijedor in Bosnia. He was imprisoned in the notorious Omarska Concentration Camp with four of his brothers in 1992.