The Holocaust and genocides that have happened since have caused millions of people to flee as refugees. Watch the film we released for World Refugee Day to learn about their experiences.
In 100 days in 1994 approximately one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered in the Genocide in Rwanda.
Immaculée Hedden lived and worked in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, before and during the genocide there. She was protected from danger many times; finding refuge with family, at an orphanage and in the basement of a cathedral in Kigali.
This presentation introduces what is marked on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) and can be used at your activity.
There is a wealth of material available covering the many different aspects of the Holocaust, genocide and discrimination. Listed in our bibliography are a few of the books – including fact, fiction, drama and poetry – that we think are helpful for those interested in finding out more about the issues raised by Holocaust Memorial Day.
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.
Eric played for Kigali’s top football team. During the Genocide in Rwanda his fellow players protected him from the killing. Today Eric runs an organisation which uses football to promote tolerance, unity and reconciliation among Rwandan youth.
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.
Your students will learn how discrimination was used during the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups and the Genocide in Rwanda. You will discuss antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred in society today, and what to do if you are the victim or a witness to a hate crime. Made in partnership with Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination.
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.