Sunday 18 October 2020

This online resource introduces students to the Holocaust through IWM London’s Holocaust Exhibition. Explore the stories and collection items from the Holocaust Exhibition in your classroom or at home by clicking here.

This resource has been specially created for schools, providing a digital version of IWM London’s Holocaust learning session to support students and teachers to learn about the Holocaust while they are unable to visit IWM’s branches.

The resource re-purposes the IWM London learning session audio-guide tour of the Holocaust Exhibition, and is made up of four playable sections which use original sources from IWM’s unique collections; audio, film, photos and objects, to bring the stories in the exhibition to the classroom.

  • Pre-Lesson Notes

    Detailing in-depth instructions on how to use this resource, including some suggestions about how you might introduce the Holocaust and this resource to your class.

  • The Holocaust Exhibition Online

    This online resource introduces students to the Holocaust through IWM London’s Holocaust Exhibition. Explore the stories and collection items from the Holocaust Exhibition in your classroom or at home.

  • Post-Lesson Notes

    Detailing suggestions about follow-up activities to do and discussion points to have with your class, including recommendations for further study about the Holocaust.
     

Using the Resource

Although designed to run consecutively, all of the sections can be played separately and paused at any time for classroom discussion. The total running time of the resource is 39 minutes.  

Once you have launched the resource, each tour will need downloading. This happens automatically when you click on a section. The downloads will remain on your device for four hours and once downloaded, it will work offline. The resource is optimised for use on all desktop and tablet devices.

To find out more about IWM’s sources in the resource, most can be found on IWM Collections Online page. 

Chapters and Running Times

1.         Full Resource (39 minutes)

2.         An Introduction to the Holocaust (12 minutes)

3.         The Start of the Second World War (6 minutes)

4.         Implementing the Final Solution (16 minutes)

5.         Survival Stories (5 minutes)

Curriculum Links and Learning Objectives

  • KS3/4 - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day
  • GCSE - Warfare and British society, c1250–present and London and the Second World War, 1939–45. 
  • To increase students’ knowledge of the chronology of the Holocaust, deepening their understanding of events in Nazi-occupied Europe and beyond.

Explore Further

Portrait of Hana Maria Pravda
© IWM
Holocaust
Writing The Unimaginable
The people who used the power of the written word to record what they saw happening during the Holocaust. 
Rudy Kennedy 1927-2008 © Step Haiselden
Rudy Kennedy 1927-2008 © Step Haiselden
Holocaust
How Holocaust Survivors Rebuilt Their Lives After 1945
One of the most memorable elements of the Holocaust Exhibition is the video testimony by survivors which accompanies visitors along the route. But what happened to the survivors after the Second World War? How did they rebuild their lives in the years that followed their release from Nazi persecution?