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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, virtual activities, schools materials, films, images and more. You can filter them by genocide and type of resource.

Ellen Rawson Life Stories

Ellen Rawson

Ellen remembers a happy childhood living in what was then East Prussia. Witnessing the November Pogrom (Kristallnacht) in 1938 marked a turning point in her life. Soon after, she escaped to England on the Kindertransport, where she initially moved around, living with several different families, and had to provide domestic help.

Antoinette Mutabazi Life Stories

Antoinette Mutabazi

Antoinette Mutabazi is a child survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. She endured a harrowing 90-day period, hiding from the killers who murdered her mother, two young brothers, and dozens of other relatives.

Henry Wuga MBE Life Stories

Henry Wuga MBE

Henry Wuga came to Glasgow on the Kindertransport, was evacuated, then interned. He settled and married in Glasgow to a fellow Kindertransportee, gave back to the community and educated thousands on the Holocaust.

Yvonne Bernstein Life Stories

Yvonne Bernstein

Yvonne Bernstein was one of thousands of Jewish children hidden across Europe during the Holocaust. Her identity disguised, she was able to survive, avoiding the fate of 1.5 million Jewish children who were murdered by the Nazis.

Smajo Bešo OBE Life Stories

Smajo Bešo OBE

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 Life Stories

Sanela Saracevic

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.

Henriette Mutegwaraba Easy to read Life Stories Life Stories

Henriette Mutegwaraba

Henriette Mutegwaraba was born in 1972 in the Butare province of Rwanda. Her parents were farmers and owned land. She was the firstborn of the family and had two brothers and three sisters. She says that life was ‘not too bad’ before the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Henriette’s parents sent her to Burundi before the genocide, where she lived when the genocide took place in 1994.

Marcel Hoffmann Life Stories

Marcel Hoffmann

Marcel Hoffmann was one of at least 25 French railway workers from Lille, northern France, who, in 1942, helped more than 40 Jewish children and adults escape deportation.