Holocaust Memorial Day - Teaching Resources

The 27 January marks the liberation day of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

In the years since, this date has become internationally recognised as the day we remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of other innocents killed under the Nazi regime. We also take time to remember the lives lost in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Our collection of teaching resources for both primary and secondary classrooms may help you mark this day with your class.

In this collection of resources you will find stories of persecution, escape and survival in Nazi occupied Europe.

Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter, we strongly advise teacher viewing before watching with your pupils.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

Primary Resources

School Radio - The last train from Prague
audio
Holocaust Memorial Day - KS2 Assembly Framework
document
Finding my Family: Holocaust
video

Secondary Resources

Children of the Holocaust
collection
The Last Survivors
collection
The Eichmann Show
collection
WW2: The Holocaust year by year
document
How did a pregnant woman survive the Holocaust?
video
What happened in the gas chambers at Auschwitz?
video
What does Rudolph Höss' evidence tell us about Auschwitz?
video
What were conditions like at Auschwitz?
video
How did Auschwitz expand?
video
How did the use of gas chambers develop in the Holocaust?
video