Holocaust Memorial Day 27/1

Tuesday 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.

On Tuesday, Year 9 students will not do their usual lessons. Instead, they will have three lessons in the morning run by the History, RE and MFL 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.

Pile of Victims' Shoes at Auschwitz

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

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl und Christoph Probst, 1942In the afternoon students will watch a film depicting the work of the White Rose, a non-violent German resistance movement in Nazi Germany.

Mr Noble is interviewed on BBC Radio York about Holocaust Memorial Day and the importance of learning about the Holocaust in school. Go to 1hr 39mins for the interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gvd22