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Lessons of the Holocaust Unit

Our first unit of educational resources consists of our founding, revolutionary documentary, 12 unique lesson plans and interviews with 8 eye-witnesses to the Holocaust, and reveals the lessons we can learn from one of the most extreme examples of prejudice. Through activities that encourage and challenge students to think about large and complex moral issues, we reveal how they relate to the Story of Prejudice and the importance of taking responsibility for their actions.

 

It is important to note how complex a topic the Holocaust is. There are many different organisations with as many different views in relation to the process of Holocaust education.

 

Our remit is to focus on the social and emotional lessons for current generations to learn from the event, which can be of crucial use in understanding prejudice in general. We believe that certain methods used by the Nazis to persecute millions of people can be very revealing about actions that different societies and individuals take in our world today.

This revolutionary documentary about the Holocaust helps make a difficult, complicated subject accessible and relevant to current and future generations.

Action encourages students to be aware of the responsibility that we have to stand up for our rights and the rights of others.

Bystander asks students to think about the consequences of being a bystander and inspires students to consider how they themselves can be an upriser.

Choices helps students understand the concept of 'choice', both the making of them and the subsequent effects. It also encourages them to consider their own personal choices

Lessons of the Holocaust Documentary
Action
Bystander
Choices

Documentary

Lesson Plans

Commemoration

Commemoration asks students to think about the reasons and ways in which we commemorate historical events, and how they themselves can be involved.

Dehumanisation allows students to consider the dangers of dehumanisation and understand the different ways in which people can be dehumanised.

Dehumanisation

Denial allows students to learn about the practice of Holocaust Denial and asks them to consider other purposeful denial of prejudices and the purpose of them.

Denial
Language

Language helps students to understand the power of their own language, and how they are influenced individually by the language they hear and read.

Modern Prejudice helps students understand that bigotry is very much a modern day issue and all examples are connected through the Story of Prejudice.

Modern Prejudice
Perpetrator

Perpetrator asks to students to think about the perpetrators of prejudice and to question the reasons why they committed the crimes that they did, as well as their own preconceptions towards them.

Historical Context

Before your students learn the lessons of the Holocaust, they must first understand its events. This lesson will provide your students with a brief overview of the history Holocaust.

Resources

Our resources have been designed to allow all teachers, regardless of their knowledge or experience in this topic, to confidently educate their students about the dangers of prejudice. Each Lesson Plan includes accompanying Teachers Notes and any Resources required. Drawn from a variety of different sources our methods are designed to inspire and empower students to combat prejudice.

 

Our resources are designed to be led informally as we believe that to allow every students to be inspired and empowered, they should be presented in an accessible, jargon-less, relevant way.

 

Our individual Units of resources focus on one particular example of prejudice to ensure the students gain an understanding of each specific issue. However, it is always important to us to show the connections between different kinds of prejudice, so we link each individual  example to other instances of prejudice.

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Treatment of Gay Men by the Nazis Resources

We were honoured to be commissioned to create a short film detailing the experiences of gay men by the Nazis, as part of Scotland’s National Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 event. The focus of this film was the story of Josef Kohout, a gay man imprisoned by the Nazis, who bravely recorded his testimony in the book, ‘Men With the Pink Triangle’. In collaboration with young artist, Anna Rickard, we have produced a meaningful, creative Lesson Plan to help your students understand how gay men were treated by the Nazis. This topic is particularly relevant as gay people are still persecuted the world over.