This lesson is suitable for 11–14-year-old students. Through testimony, artefacts and memorials it introduces the history of the Kindertransport – a programme that rescued 10,000 children from the Nazis. It is suitable for use in a range of subjects – such as History, Art and Design, English, RE, PSHE, Citizenship.
This is a flexible lesson plan aimed at 9–11-year-old learners. Your students will learn about Renie Inow, who came to Britain on the Kindertransport at the age of 10. You will read letters her parents sent her, and learn what the Kindertransport programme was, and why it was needed.
Renee Bornstein survived the Holocaust by hiding in barns, farms and convents. Marianne Cohn, a resistance worker, was murdered by the Gestapo for trying to help Renee and other children escape. In this video Renee describes her experiences.
In this video Rachel Levy describes her experience of surviving the Holocaust, including Auschwitz-Birkenau.
As a child, Ernest Simon escaped the Nazis by travelling to the UK on the Kindertransport. In this video he describes his experiences as a young boy during the Holocaust.
Helen Aronson BEM survived the 'liquidation' of Pabianice and Łódź ghettos. Her father, Motush, carried out an incredible act of kindness and bravery, which ultimately cost him his life. This film tells Helen's life story and honours the memory of her father.
This activity provides a list of suggested books for activity organisers to choose from, guidelines on how to run your book club meeting and questions for discussion. It can be used by any Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organiser including schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and workplaces.
Helen was only twelve years old when the German army arrived at her home. She was one of around only 750 people to be liberated from the Łódź Ghetto, out of 250,000 people sent there. Her mother and brother survived with her, but her father was murdered at Chełmno.
This resource provides support for teachers on identifying and tackling Holocaust denial and distortion in schools. It provides information on what distortion and denial can look like, and some suggested strategies for managing situations where denial or distortion occur in class.
This activity provides a suggested film to screen (The Book Thief), guidelines on how to run your film club and questions for discussion. It can be used by any Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organiser including schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and workplaces.