Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The theme for 2019 is Torn from Home.

We have compiled a selection of readings based on this theme which can be used at commemorative events or in the classroom. They can be downloaded here.

We have also produced guidance notes for those organising events or lessons for Holocaust Memorial Day which can be downloaded here.

The guidance notes include suggestions for how teachers can explore the Torn from Home theme with their students through the Trust's classroom resources. One of these resources, Pre-war Jewish Life, is provided for download below. All of the resources mentioned can be downloaded for free from the teaching resources section of this website.

Pre-war Jewish Life guidance notes

Pre-war Jewish Life cards

Pre-war Jewish Life PowerPoint