Darfur is a region in the west of Sudan, bordering Chad, in north-east Africa. In 2003, the Sudanese Government armed militia - the Janjaweed – to attack black African people in Darfur. This short film explains how the genocide in Darfur unfolded, and how violence continues there today.
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.
This lesson for secondary school students aged 13–16 or a youth theatre group uses drama techniques to explore the life stories of people who survived the Holocaust and the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It includes drama activities based on Bertolt Brecht’s techniques, which protect the performers and allow the audience to learn about those who survived the Holocaust and a more recent genocide.
Zahava Kohn was a Holocaust survivor. 60 years after her liberation, she found a mysterious suitcase tucked away at the back of a cupboard with no idea what it would contain. This chance find would reveal a wealth of incredible artefacts from those wartime years, including photographs, documents and letters.
In this video Sir David Suchet describes how the genocide in Darfur unfolded.
Has marking Holocaust Memorial Day made you want to take action to prevent identity-based persecution and discrimination? Here you will find advice on what you can do now to help prevent persecution here in the UK and around the world. There are actions that take five minutes, one hour, and longer, depending on how much time you have.
In this video, Sir David Suchet describes what the Holocaust was and how the Nazis and their collaborators attempted to murder every Jew in Europe.
In this sequence of videos Dr Martin Stern MBE, a survivor of the Holocaust, and Amouna Adam, a survivor of the genocide in Darfur, give testimony to HMP Magilligan and Royal Drawing School.
Nazi conceptions of race, gender and eugenics dictated the Nazi regime’s hostile policy on homosexuality. Watch our short film about Nazi persecution of gay men, lesbians and trans people to learn more.
Watch highlights of the UK Online Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023.