Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

The 27th 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.

Explore our collection of resources for primary and secondary pupils to mark this day.

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

WARNING: Contains some scenes which some viewers may find disturbing.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin.

Primary Resources

The Last Train from Prague
audio
Holocaust Memorial Day Assembly
video

 

Secondary Resources

Children of the Holocaust

Trude’s Story: Escaping from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia
video
Heinz's story: From Kristallnacht and escape to Britain
video
Suzanne’s story: Hiding from the Nazis in occupied France
video
Ruth's Story: Escaping the Nazis as war broke out
video
Arek’s story: Survival in Auschwitz-Birkenau
video
The Childhood Experiences of a Young Holocaust Survivor
video

Children of the Holocaust: The Interviews

Interview with Holocaust Survivor Arek Hersh
video
Interview with Holocaust Survivor Martin Kapel
video
Interview with Holocaust Survivor Suzanne Ripton
video
Interview with Holocaust survivor Heinz Skyte
video
Interview with Holocaust Survivor Ruth Rogoff
video
Interview with Holocaust Survivor Trude Silman
video

The Eichmann Show Documentary

Adolf Eichmann: Architect of the Holocaust
video
How Adolf Eichmann's trial revealed the horrors of Auschwitz
video
How far can one person be held responsible for the Holocaust?
video
The Eichmann Trial and the State of Israel
video
The challenge of filming Adolf Eichmann's trial
video

 

More Resources from BBC Teach

Children of World War Two
collection
History 14-16
History 11-14