The Holocaust

In this topic we study the events of the Holocaust with an emphasis on Judaism and the impact on the Jewish communities.  We look at themes of prejudice, discrimination and persecution through various sources including the Diary of Anne Frank.


By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will: have knowledge of the events of The Holocaust particularly for Jewish communities.

Most students will: understand the importance of remembering the event for many Jewish communities and for society as a whole.

Some learners will have progressed further and will: understand that there are various reactions to The Holocaust from within the Jewish community.

Key Assessments

Students will produce one major assignment from a wide range of titles that they are offered.  Assignments range from designing a memorial and explaining its purpose and suitability, writing a diary from the perspective of someone in hiding, researching anti-semitism today, studying the issue of refugees and writing a service of remembrance.

How to help your child

Students will benefit from some background information about Anne Frank – and

Reading the Diary of Anne Frank in full can also help with understanding.

For more student information about the Holocaust this is an excellent website:

Students must be carefully guided when using the Internet to research The Holocaust to avoid inappropriate and inaccurate websites (this is discussed in lessons).

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