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National Holocaust Centre Virtual Trip Thursday 11th February

Topic 1:


Before our virtual trip on Thursday, please take some time to look at the Holocaust powerpoint below so that you have an understanding of what the Holocaust was and make sure you know the answers to the questions below.

Thursday 11th February 2021

National Holocaust Centre Virtual Trip


Leo's Journey, survivor talk and creative task

Today we will be carrying out our ‘virtual’ trip to the Holocaust museum. We will send the information through for you to get connected via class dojo message.


Leo’s journey:

Leo's Journey is based around an exhibition about a 10-year old Jewish boy called Leo who lives in 1930s Berlin.

During the workshop we discuss:

  • Jewish life before WWII
  • Issues around identity
  • The increase in persecution
  • The role of propaganda
  • School life in Nazi Germany
  • Leo’s eventual departure as a refugee on the Kindertransport to the UK.


Survivor testimony:

The survivor testimony is a one hour talk with a Holocaust survivor who will share their experience and answer questions from our classes.


Creative writing session:


The final hour is a creative writing session which has been planned in collaboration with award winning children’s author Tom Palmer ( ) to help you to consolidate your WW2/Holocaust learning in an engaging way by encouraging a creative response to the morning’s learning and thinking about what it means for today. There is a document below which you can use to record notes if you wish. 


8.45 - Register on zoom call as usual (and we will check you have any links/resources needed!)

9.15am – 11am: Leo’s story

11.15am – 12.15pm: Survivor talk and Q&A

1 – 2 pm: Creative task with Tom Palmer

Friday 12th February 2021

Topic 3: Writing a short story

Yesterday, as part of our virtual trip to the National Holocaust Centre, we had a creative writing workshop with some input from children's author Tom Palmer. Today, you will write a short story about the Kindertransport children using the who, what, when, where, why and how planning cards you have completed. Don't forget to put them in the order you think is best for your story!


The key questions we focused on for our note taking, which may help with your story are:

  • Why did they have to leave their homes?
  • Where did they come from?
  • What happened when they arrived?
  • Who looked after them?
  • What did they unpack?
  • How did they adapt to life in the UK?


Make sure you spend some time improving and editing your work when finished using a variety of punctuation and vocabulary. Then, write your Kindertransport children short story in best and send a REALLY CLEAR photo to your class teacher on class dojo - we would like to send some of your work on to the National Holocaust Centre!