British Heroes of the Holocaust

Produced by: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust



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This lesson produced by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust looks at six occasions where British people took action to resist the persecution of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

This lesson explores the stories of British people who took risks and showed great courage and determination in order to save the lives of Jewish people during the Holocaust. Each have now been awarded a medal as a ‘British Hero of the Holocaust’ by the UK government.

This activity would work well for secondary school students (Key stage 3 and 4 or equivalent) with some basic background knowledge of the Nazi persecution of Jews in the 1930s and the Holocaust. It will help them to make the connection between the Holocaust and Britain during the Second World War, and explore the role of rescuers and resisters.

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