This lesson addresses one of the most important, but also misunderstood, aspects of the evolution of the Holocaust: ghettos. It enables students to explore the similarities and differences between ghettos and to thereby engage with the complexity of Nazi anti-Jewish policy, whilst also understanding the human impact of ghettoisation.

Click on the links below to download the teaching notes and classroom resources; a Welsh-language version of the cards for students can be accessed via the link in brackets.

Guidance notes

Ghettos cards  (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Schindler's List clip*


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