Tuesday, 27 January, 2015
We are pleased to continue to work with Tikvah Oradea to develop materials based on the story of Holocaust survivor Hedy Klein and her memory book

Hedy Klien was 16 when the Nazis entered her hometown and in 1944 they built ghettos to contain all the Jews. As Hedy and her family were Jewish they were forced to live in the ghetto. The family were only allowed to take a few items with them so Hedy gave her memory book to her aunt for safe keeping.  She was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, and forced to work as a slave labourer in a munitions factory.  After the war, she left Romania illegally and went to Canada and was later reunited with her memory book.


This lesson plan is aimed at KS2 primary school students or Second Level (curriculum for excellence), students aged 7-11, and KS3 secondary school students, or Third/ Forth Level (curriculum for excellence) students, aged 11-14 with differentiated text for older / younger students.
This lesson aims to introduce students to the Holocaust through the story of Hedy, and will help you to highlight the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 Keep the memory alive, by looking at her memory book.

Read Hedy's easy read life story




  • 7-11
  • 11-14


The Holocaust