Holocaust Memorial Day is on the 27th January every year; the day that the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in 1945. The event honours the memory of all of the victims of the Holocaust — six million Jews as well as over five million other victims – persecuted because of their nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religious beliefs or political affiliations. The inclusion of all of the victim groups is essential to the commemoration, highlighting the importance of education about anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance.
Holocaust Glossary (Developed by the Imperial War Museum)
Teaching The Holocaust: Web Links
Holocaust Education Trust Ireland: Holocaust Education Trust Ireland aims to teach about the Holocaust and its consequences. HETI designs educational and cultural programmes suitable for all ages and all walks of life.
Teaching Religious Education Magazine May 2008: Page 4-6 Article written by Lloyd Bracken ‘The Search for Meaning and Values in Literature :Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning.
Holocaust Learning website: The questions raised by the Holocaust go to the core of the issues that students cover in RE. The resources on this site can help students question and debate the meaning of religious belief, religious identity, the nature of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. The filmed testimony of Holocaust survivors and the features written by guests in the Reflections section of this website provide different perspectives on some of these issues and fuel for students’ own debates.
ICT and Religious Education Assignment on the Holocaust: The task is to produce a PowerPoint presentation that looks at the various issues related to the holocaust e.g. How their faith helped the Jews, if it did.
Jewish Festival Resources