Your students will learn how discrimination was used during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the Genocide in Rwanda. You will discuss antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred in society today, and what to do if you are the victim or a witness to a hate crime. Made in partnership with Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination.
Louisa Gould hid a Russian prisoner of war in her home on the island ofJersey. She was arrested and sent to a concentration camp where she ultimately paid with her life.
This lesson plan is for secondary schools, and is suitable for use in History, English, RE or Citizenship. It introduces your students to the subject of genocide through poetry, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The poems included represent a variety of experiences from the Holocaust and more recent genocides.
Born in 1927, Otto Rosenberg grew up in Berlin with his grandmother and two siblings. His family were Sinti, a Romani population of central Europe. Otto remembers living on private rented ‘lots’ of land that his family shared with the caravans and houses of extended family and other members of the Sinti community.
Warwickshire Pride were inspired to hold their first Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event on 27 January 2017 at Central Hall in Coventry. They teamed up with nearby friends Coventry Pride to host an evening of talks and performances to mark HMD and to remember the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution, with specific reference to LGBT+ victims.
Researching her family history, Sigrid Falkenstein found her aunt’s name – Anna Lehnkering – on a list of 30,000 people who were murdered by the Nazis as part of the Aktion T4 project in the year 1940/1941. This spurred Sigrid on to find out more both about her Aunt and Aktion T4, the Nazi programme for sterilising and murdering those with mental or physical disabilities.
The National Assembly for Wales’ Cross-Party Group for Gypsies and Travellers led a vigil on the steps of the Senedd on Thursday 26 January 2017. The Cross-Party Group was supported by South East Wales Racial Equality Council (SEWREC), Bridges, Travelling Ahead, Romani Culture and Arts Company, Unity Project and Gypsy/Travellers from across Wales.
Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill discusses the persecution of gay men and lesbians under the Nazi regime and discusses why Holocaust Memorial Day is an important day in the equalities calendar in the UK.
Chair of the East Notts Travellers Association, Vicky Botton, describes her experience of discrimination and violence against gypsies in the UK.
This ten minute film introduces Holocaust Memorial Day and explains why we commemorate the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.