Britain and the Holocaust

Violette Lecoq drawing of Ravensbruck concentration camp (RW 2/2)
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How much did the British government know?

Students study telegrams, radio intercepts and reports received by the Foreign Office between 1942 and 1944. They learn about how the events in Nazi occupied territories unfolded and the subsequent reactions of the British government.

This workshop supports schools studying the Holocaust as part of ‘Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901-present day’.

Connections to the curriculum: History

Available as: On site workshop

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at The National Archives

2 hours

Availability: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 3 – 4

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5365

Fax: +44 (0)20 8487 9202