The teaching materials, which are aimed at secondary school pupils, include a powerful collection of case studies, focusing on the persecution by the Nazis of different groups of people.

Case studies include experiences of trade unionists and the persecution of black people, persons with disabilities, Poles, Soviet POWs, gay men and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Persecution of Poles

Soviet prisoners of war

Persecution of gay men

Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Persecution of black people

Disabled people and the Euthanasia programme

Persecution of Gypsies and the Porrajmos

Jews in Hungary

Martin and Erica's Journey

  • Martin and Erica's Journey

    This is the story of Martin and Erica Stern and the journey they were forced to make through Europe during the SecondWorldWar. It is based on Martin’s memories of what happened when he was a child.

  • Martin and Erica's Journey - teaching notes

    Martin and Erica’s Journey is based on the memories of Martin Stern, a Holocaust survivor now living in the UK. Martin was a young child living in the Netherlands when Nazi troops invaded in 1940.

Paul's journey

  • Paul's journey

    Paul’s Journey is based upon the memories of Holocaust survivor, Paul Oppenheimer. Paul was a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, which was liberated by British soldiers on 15 April 1945.

  • Paul's Journey - teaching notes

    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.

Persecution of Trade Unionists