Teaching the Holocaust

It is Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th January and every year my department run a three week unit on the Holocaust with our year nine pupils.

Recently, two of our top year 11 boys invited Dr. Martin Stern to our school to meet with staff and students in a number of forums to discuss the holocaust and his own personal experiences.

What struck me the most was the discussion he had with myself, and other members of staff in the humanities departments. I asked the question “Given that we may have a limited timeframe for teaching about the Holocaust, what do you think might be the most important things we should include”?

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