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HMD drama lesson plan Schools materials

HMD drama lesson plan

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.

HMD 2016: Hartlepool Holocaust Memorial Group Local HMD activities

HMD 2016: Hartlepool Holocaust Memorial Group

Holocaust Memorial Group Hartlepool was founded in 2014 and is supported by Hartlepool Borough Council Youth Services. HMG Hartlepool is made up of twelve young people aged 13-19 who work hard all year round to educate themselves and raise awareness amongst their peers about the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

Lansdowne Primary School HMD 2016 Local HMD activities

Lansdowne Primary School HMD 2016

Year 6 pupils from Lansdowne Primary School, Cardiff led the schools’ Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony from the band stand in the city’s Victoria Park. The event was opened by two of the pupils who introduced the relevance and importance of Holocaust Memorial Day to their classmates and around 60 members of the public.

Hastings Borough Council HMD 2016 Memorial Local HMD activities

Hastings Borough Council HMD 2016 Memorial

For many years Hastings Borough Council have supported a Holocaust Memorial Day Service, which takes place at St Mary-in-the Castle, Hastings. A former Church, the venue was converted into an arts centre in 1998 and now hosts a wide variety of performances and events.  

Rotherham Youth HMD 2016 Event Local HMD activities

Rotherham Youth HMD 2016 Event

Young people took the lead on a full programme of drama and music for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in Rotherham. The event was organised as a collaboration between Rotherham Early Help (Rotherham Borough Council), the Hudderfield-based CHOL Theatre arts company, and MyPlace/YMCA community centre.

Jo Ingabire Life Stories Easy to read Life Stories

Jo Ingabire

Jo was five years old when her family were murdered in their home in Kigali by their neighbours who were influenced by propaganda. Lucky to survive with multiple gunshot wounds, she hid for the 100 days of Genocide in Rwanda with her mother. Today, she is using the power of words to share the stories of those affected by the genocide.