Visiting Holocaust Sites

On the 25th February 2015 I visited Auschwitz, Poland, with the Holocaust educational trust as part of the Lessons from Auschwitz programme (LFA). Whilst I was there I visited a pre-war Jewish Cemetry, Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II. On the week beginning 6th April I visited the Anne Frank House, the Old Jewish Quarter, theContinue reading “Visiting Holocaust Sites”

Holocaust Scheme of Work

Big Question – Why should we remember the Holocaust? Lesson Title Content Suggested activities 1 How have attitudes towards Jews changed between 70AD–1881? Introduce Judaism & the Holocaust – definitions – key facts & figures Timeline of the persecution of Jews: 70 AD-1881 • Starter – Mind map: what do you already know about theContinue reading “Holocaust Scheme of Work”

Why were Jews the victims of pogroms in late nineteenth and early twentieth century imperial Russia?

Introduction Historians define the pogroms as physical acts of violence directed against the Jews.[1] The Oxford English Dictionary describes them as being an ‘organized massacre’, however as they took many forms and involved different groups of attackers, I disagree with this definition and believe them to instead be spontaneous.[2] Pogroms can be seen as expressionsContinue reading “Why were Jews the victims of pogroms in late nineteenth and early twentieth century imperial Russia?”