Resources

Our resources can help you learn more about the Holocaust and genocide and plan your own HMD activity. Explore life stories of survivors and those who were murdered, schools materials, activity ideas, films, images and more using the filters below.

Marie Chantal Uwamahoro - HMD 2019 Life Stories

Marie Chantal Uwamahoro - HMD 2019

During the Genocide in Rwanda, Chantal witnessed the worst of human nature as people turned against each other. She also saw the best of humanity in the neighbours who hid her and helped her survive, despite the risk to themselves and their families.

HMD drama lesson plan Schools materials

HMD drama lesson plan

This lesson for secondary schools uses drama techniques to explore the life stories of people who survived the Holocaust and the Genocide in Rwanda. It provides drama activities pioneered by Bertolt Brecht, which help the audience to learn historical facts, and protect students from trying to re-enact traumatic situations.

Jo Ingabire Life Stories Easy to read Life Stories

Jo Ingabire

Jo was five years old when her family were murdered in their home in Kigali by their neighbours who were influenced by propaganda. Lucky to survive with multiple gunshot wounds, she hid for the 100 days of Genocide in Rwanda with her mother. Today, she is using the power of words to share the stories of those affected by the genocide.

Films Life Stories

Appolinaire's journey

Appolinaire Kageruka was 24 years old, and working as a teacher, when the Genocide in Rwanda began in 1994. He was born a Tutsi which was the ethnicity targeted during the Genocide. Before this, Appolinaire had helped to pay for the school fees of one of his students and it was this student whose family hid him during the Genocide, helping him to escape and survive.

Films

Journeys HMD 2014

This film explores a variety of journeys, prompting us to consider those we make every day and those we choose to take to seek new horizons. Journeys of people such as Daniel Bent, who cycled 9,000 miles from the UK to India; Leah Romain, who journeyed to Grenada to meet family for the first time; and James Tombling, who travelled to build a school hall in Kenya.