History KS3 / GCSE: Interview with Holocaust survivor Trude Silman

Trude Silman, a Holocaust survivor who escaped to the UK, reflects on the impact of her experiences and how they have shaped her subsequent beliefs.

Trude talks about happiness and the kindness of strangers.

72 years later, she continues to build on evidence relating to her parents’ death: her father ended up in Auschwitz, and her mother (more than likely) at the concentration camp of Sered.

Teacher Notes

Discuss with your class how events in history (such as the Holocaust) have shaped the way we live today. What influence have they had on society, communities and relationships?

How has our understanding of history changed?

Curriculum Notes

This topic appears in history at KS3 and KS4 / GCSE in AQA, OCR A, OCR B, EDEXCEL, EDUQAS and WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, and CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland.

It is also on the curriculum for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Level, National 4 and 5, and Higher in Scotland.

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