The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Holocaust Memorial Day

Diversity and Racism

About this Assembly

We are proud to offer these resources from to Holocaust Memorial Day Trust bilingually to the schools of Wales and we hope you will find them thought provoking and inspiring.

Each year, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust chooses a different theme to enable people to learn something new about the past, using engaging activities.

Every resource is relevant to the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and to subsequent genocides, and includes the life stories of those who were murdered and those who survived at its heart – as well as the experiences of resisters, rescuers and witnesses.

Working with Holocaust Memorial Trust

27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. SchoolBeat have chosen the following resources to be used in Key Stage 2 – Anne Frank’s Story and Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 – Henry Wermuth’s Story.

You will find further resources from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust at

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024: “The Fragility of Freedom”

If we all work together to stop discrimination and prejudice, then we hope that freedom for all will be achieved, and all genocides will end.

Holocaust-Memorial-Day-2024 (PPTX)

The Holocaust Memorial Day resources are for SPOs, Teachers and Partners to use to remember this significant day.

KS2 Assembly: Anne Frank’s Story

Anne Frank
Murdered in the Holocaust aged 15 after living in hiding with her family in Amsterdam. Anne kept a diary throughout living in hiding which is an international bestseller.

This assembly takes students through the story of Anne Frank and her family. It explores the power of her words to teach us about experiences of Jewish people under Nazi rule, and inspire us to use our words to stand up against prejudice today.

KS3/4/5 Assembly: Henry Wermuth’s Story

Henry Wermuth
Survivor of the Holocaust who attempted to assassinate Hitler by derailing his train. He lived through many concentration camps, losing his whole family before being liberated.

This assembly is suitable for KS3, 4 and 5 and offers many opportunities for students to read or perform. Henry Wermuth’s story is shared and students are given context about the Holocaust, the theme of the power of words, and how genocide and discrimination are still problems in the world today.

assembly secondary hmd 2018 (PPSX)
secondary assembly hmd 2018 (PDF)
the ten stages of genocide poster (PDF)