Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

27 January 2018 is Holocaust Memorial Day.

We 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.

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.

You will find further resources from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust at hmd.org.uk/content/for-educators

For Primary Schools

Anne Frank (easy to read version available)
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.


KS2 Assembly – Anne Frank’s story

Made in conjunction with Twinkl, 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.

For Secondary schools

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.


Assembly – Henry Wermuth’s story

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.