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Teaching Resources for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Last updated: Jan 25th, 2023


27th January marks Holocaust Memorial Day, which respectfully remembers the victims from World War II.


Also, the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 is Ordinary People:

‘Ordinary people were involved in all aspects of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups, and in the genocides that took place in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Ordinary people were perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, witnesses – and ordinary people were victims.’



And we’ve compiled valuable teaching resources from knowledgeable sites and included their links below.  We hope they’re helpful to you when putting together your lesson themed around Holocaust Memorial Day 2023.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

There are a load of resources to help you teach your students more about the Holocaust and genocide here. Plus, you can plan your own HMD activity.

Take Me There

Centre for Holocaust Education

This website splits different learning topics into separate sections. And to access, all you have to do is create an account for helpful downloadable resources.

Take a Look Here

Holocaust Educational Trust

Having an account on the HET means you get advice on the best way to deliver a Holocaust lesson. Also, there are lesson plans, resources, and teacher guidance documents.

See what’s available

Historical Association

This article discusses the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 and provides some interesting learning links to click through to.

Learn More

Coming of Age During the Holocaust

The Museum of Jewish Heritage have provided stories, images and videos of a group of survivors who were at a young age during the Holocaust. Thus, giving students the chance to learn about people their own age who lived through it.

Access the stories here


There you are. We hope you’ve found the above teacher resources for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 useful.

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