This lesson explores the stories of British people who took risks and showed great courage and determination in order to save the lives of Jewish people during the Holocaust. Each have now been awarded a medal as a ‘British Hero of the Holocaust’ by the UK government.
An Albanian Muslim family, who chose to shelter a Jewish photographer and his young family from the Nazis.
When he was just 17 years old, Nedžad Avdić was shot during the genocide in Srebrenica. He is one of just a small number of men and boys who survived the massacre, thanks to the help of another survivor.
Baronita Adam is a member of the Roma community. Through a project with the Roma Support Group, she has spoken about the prejudice she has faced in her lifetime, and shared her mother’s memories of being targeted by the Nazis and imprisoned in a concentration camp.
Susan grew up in Hungary, and experienced antisemitism from a young age. In 1944 Susan was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she was separated from her family. After the war, she found out that more than 50 of her relatives had been killed and that only her brother had survived.
Our About HMD booklets make great handouts at your Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity and help explain what HMD is to attendees.
To mark HMD 2020, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Senior Imam Qari Asim have come together and written a special prayer which is intended to be used by people of any faith at their HMD activity.
Genocide never just happens. There is always a set of circumstances which occur or which are created to build the climate in which genocide can take place. Download our ten stages of genocide poster which explains the different stages which lead to genocide.
Our set of teacher information sheets provide a two-page summary of the genocides marked on Holocaust Memorial Day, to help teachers to have the information they need to hand, and to provide answers to students’ questions.
Europe’s Roma and Sinti people were targeted by the Nazis for total destruction. Watch our film to learn more about their experiences and the discrimination they still face today.