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Paul's journey

Paul’s story, like that of millions of other Jewish people in Hitler’s Europe 1933-45, is a story of fear, persecution and cruelty, which illustrates the dangers of sectarianism and ethnic or racial prejudice – a lesson we must never forget.

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Paul's Journey notes

Teaching notes on the content and usage of the 'Paul's Journey' section of the resource, together with advice on the pedagogical challenges and conceptual issues it raises.

This story is an imaginative reconstruction of the journey of one young Jewish boy through Hitler’s Europe.

It is based on the memories of Paul Oppenheimer who was a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Paul Oppenheimer was a contemporary of Anne Frank. He was nine months older, they both came from Germany (Berlin and Frankfurt), they both emigrated to Holland, they both lived in Amsterdam and they were both deported to Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen.

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