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I hope my children’s book “After the War – from Auschwitz to Ambleside” and these FREE virtual, streamable and downloadable resources will help schools, libraries and families mark Holocaust Memorial Day – Thursday 27 January 2022.
We offered a range of materials with partners including The National Literacy Trust , The Anne Frank Trust and The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre :
- “Them” – a NEW FREE 5 part read aloud story written specially for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 by Tom Palmer – suggested 1 chapter a day that week
- 5 short films and worksheets to support “Them” story and inspire pupils to write their own responses
- A teacher guide with ideas and sources to support your delivery of “Them” and children’s writing
- 5 short films of Tom reading out loud “Them” available from here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmmlG7jutI-3APJWgcsvPSQ5k-LbrZ9zE
All available from here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/resources/holocaust-memorial-day/
- FREE pre-recorded 10 minute video assembly Year 5-9 presentation from Tom about why it is important to mark Holocaust Memorial Day
- Years 5+6 Anne Frank Trust online Q&A event with Holocaust survivor Harry Olmer in conversation with Tom Palmer. Catch up now
- Years 5-9 National Literacy Trust online Q&A event with Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich in conversation with Tom Palmer. Catch up now
- “Why testimony should be at the heart of any Holocaust story” a blog for The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre. https://holocaustlearning.org.uk/latest/after-the-war-writing-about-the-holocaust/
I’d like to say a big thank you everyone who has used these resources. We have been asked for a signed certificate for schools to present to pupils for their Holocaust Memorial Day work. If you would like to use this one you are very welcome download here.
And if you’d like to know what we’re planning for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 please sign up here for a reminder:
Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. More here.
In 2021, I was very proud to work with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education and the National Literacy Trust to produce a range of resources for schools – see here.
“After the War” is suitable as a class read for children in Y6 and above.
Find out more about After the War here.
More downloadable resources including films of my research, book trailer, glossary and a student workbook here.
Get the Book : available from your local or school library, your local bookshop, Waterstones, Amazon or support indie bookshops through Bookshop.org here.
‘We will continue to do our bit for as long as we can, secure in the knowledge that others will continue to light a candle long after us.’
Gena Turgel, survivor of the Holocaust (1923-2018)