Pre-war Jewish Life

This lesson forms an essential introduction to the scheme of work by encouraging students to reflect on the richness and diversity of Jewish life in Europe prior to 1939 and reminding them of the common humanity of those who would become victims of Nazi persecution. In so doing, the lesson ensures that students remember the individuality and humanity of the Jewish men, women and children who were targeted by the Nazis and understand that they represented communities and cultures across Europe.

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Guidance notes (pdf)

PowerPoint

Pre-war Jewish Life cards (pdf)