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.

Films

HMD 2020 in Northern Ireland

This film, produced by The Executive Office in conjunction with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, shows Susan Pollack MBE, Tomáš Reichental and Safet Vukalić BEM share their personal experiences with young people from schools and colleges across Northern Ireland. The film was produced to help mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020.

The Sonderkommando Life Stories

The Sonderkommando

The Sonderkommando, or ‘Special Squads’, were work units in the Nazi death camps. They consisted of male, mainly Jewish, prisoners who were forced to work in and around the crematoria of several of the Nazi death camps. Members of the Sonderkommando would be regularly replaced, with the new members being responsible for taking the bodies of their predecessors to the crematoria once they too had been murdered in the gas chambers.

Films

Genocide Prevention Day Film

9 December is Genocide Prevention Day, marking the anniversary of the UN Genocide Convention. This short film explains more about the day.

Films

Nazi Persecution of disabled people

Mentally and physically disabled people were targeted by the Nazis, who believed that they were a burden to society. In this film we remember the experiences of Anna Lehnkering, and all those who were murdered because they had a disability.