Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on 27th January and marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It is an International Day of Commemoration to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, the millions of other groups persecuted by the Nazis and the millions since who have endured genocide in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

You can find online resources and information on events at :

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust - hmd.org.uk including lesson plans, ideas for assemblies and school activities.

Holocaust Memorial Day Teaching Resources with the National Literacy Trust including an online event with Tom Palmer and Holocaust survivor, Mala Tribich (suitable for 10-14 year olds).

Teaching Resources at the Holocaust Educational Trust,  which offers a free, comprehensive and flexible cross-curricular scheme of work for the teaching of the Holocaust at Key Stage 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at S2 in Scotland. 

The Journey App, available at The National Holocaust Centre and Museum which creates an interactive life story of a young German Jewish boy, aimed at 9+ primary school students.

Find below, a collection of moving and powerful reads that explore the appalling truth of the Holocaust.