Holocaust Memorial Day

Friday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial DayThis is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in The Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

In preparation for Holocaust Memorial Day students in all year groups will have an assembly next week lead by Mr Noble, Head of RE.

On Friday, Year 9 students will not do their usual lessons. Instead, they will have three lessons in the morning run by the History, RE and Languages departments, aimed at achieving a better understanding of the Holocaust that took place during the Second World War and what the Holocaust means today. In the afternoon, they will watch a film about a young woman who was part of the White Rose non-violent German resistance movement in Nazi Germany and then write their reflections on the day onto pieces of card to be hung on a memory tree in reception.

In RE students will look at what happened in the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau to help decide who was responsible for the Holocaust.

The History department will look at how images represent the Holocaust and how the Holocaust should be remembered.

In the afternoon students will watch a film depicting the work of the White Rose, a non-violent German resistance movement in Nazi Germany.

There are number of events taking place in the city to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day including a City of York Civic Event on Sunday 22 January in York Explore Library in which a group of Millthorpe students will be taking part.

Please click here for the full programme of events.