Forced out of his home by the Khmer Rouge on 17 April 1975, Sokphal endured hard labour in the Killing Fields and eventually survived the Genocide in Cambodia by escaping to Thai refugee camps where he lived for seven years.
This assembly for secondary schools introduces students to Holocaust Memorial Day, and how we can mark it. Students will learn about how people around the world have been affected by genocide, and what we can do today. It can be delivered on or around 27 January.
This set of five activities are designed for use in tutor times. They include short activities and discussion questions to introduce students to the genocides remembered on Holocaust Memorial Day. Students will learn about people affected by the Holocaust and genocide and explore a range of themes.
Take part in the HMD 2019 Postcard Project to explore the theme Torn from home. Encourage people at your Holocaust Memorial Day activity to write to people forced from their homes during the Holocaust and the Genocide in Cambodia. Following your activity you will receive a message in response.
The HMD 2019 Postcard Project explores the theme Torn from home. Students will learn the history and explore life stories of people affected by the Holocaust and the Genocide in Cambodia and write postcards to them. As a class you will receive a message in response.
The HMD 2019 Postcard Project explores the theme Torn from home. Students will learn the life stories of people affected by the Holocaust and the Genocide in Cambodia, and write postcards to them. As a class you will receive a message in response. These lessons introduce the topics to Key Stage 2 (or equivalent) students in an age-appropriate way.
Our set of teacher information sheets provide a two-page summary of the genocides marked on Holocaust Memorial Day, to help teachers to have the information they need to hand, and to provide answers to students’ questions. This sheet provides an overview of the Genocide in Cambodia.
Var was working as an English teacher in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and her husband was working for UNESCO in Paris, when the Khmer Rouge took control of the city.
Sophari Ashley lost family members during the Genocide in Cambodia and was forced to leave her home in Phnom Penh aged ten. Whilst the psychological and physical effects of genocide have stayed with her, she now leads a more secure life in the UK.
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust commissioned a special project entitled Moving Portraits. This is a collection of five photographs of genocide survivors, with each individual featured holding an object that holds significance to them.