The Holocaust – Survivor Stories


Please note this session is suitable for Y9 upwards only.

Thank you to our Holocaust Education Sponsors for supporting our work – further details at bottom of page.

The Session
Using a range of source material students will explore the stories of Holocaust survivors. This session will give pupils the chance to explore the stories of Holocaust survivors through videos, images, objects and activities. Pupils will develop their skills of historical enquiry while reflecting on the personal stories of local people who survived the Holocaust.


By the end of the session pupils will:

  • Have listened to the personal stories of people who survived the Holocaust
  • Discussed who was responsible for the Holocaust
  • Reflected on the current relevance of the Holocaust

In this session pupils will explore the story of four Holocaust survivors:

  • Chaim Ferster- Concentration Camp Survivor
  • Gina Bauer- Kindestransport
  • Peter Kurer- Refugee
  • Helen Taichner- Spent the war in hiding

Background knowledge of the Holocaust would be useful but not essential.

Size of Group
We can accommodate a class of up to 40 pupils per 2 hour session in the museum. (20 pupils minimum).  If you would like to bring up to 80 pupils we may be able to arrange a full day visit.  To find out more please contact Andrea Donner –

£3.50 (including VAT) per pupil
Free for accompanying adults
A non-returnable £10 admin fee is required.

2 hours

Session Times
Morning sessions – 10am – 12pm (Monday-Friday)
Afternoon sessions – 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Monday- Thursday)

Book a School Session

To find out about availability or to book this session please contact Andrea Donner (Learning Officer) on 0161 830 1433 or e-mail


Thank you to all our Holocaust Education Sponsors for supporting our work, helping us educate more people about the Holocaust and its Survivors.

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camps we are asking for a £70 donation to sponsor our Holocaust education programme. As a sponsor you will be credited below and will be invited to the museum to see our Holocaust collection and watch a school session being taught.

Become a Holocaust Education Sponsor here

  • MJM’s Holocaust Education Sponsors:
  • Ken Conway Heating
  • Clive and Hilary Feingold
  • John M Butterworth
  • Dorothy and Melvyn Flacks
  • Mr M Burns
  • Philip Kanas
  • Fanny Hochstetter and Anton Hundsdorfer
  • Stuart A Marks
  • Nicholas Kay
  • Judith Melen
  • Charles Frieze
  • Joan and Richard Purcell
  • Elliot Knopf
  • Anthony Raynes
  • Ruth and Johnny Hill
  • Rakusens Ltd
  • Maureen and Leslie Kay
  • Ralph and Barbara Shaw
  • Linda and Malcolm Suss
  • Catherine Turpie
  • George and Barbara Zell
  • Jenny and Howard Lee
  • Merseyside Council of Christians and Jews
  • Michael Stern
  • Mark Stephens
  • Tracy and Martin Allweis
  • Don Rainger
  • Stella and Sonny David
  • In Loving Memory of Stephen Leboff
  • Sally Morris
  • Lorraine and Johnny Goodman
  • Steven and Amanda Falk
  • Charles and Thelma Hardy
  • In memoriam Martin Bourne
  • Will Kintish
  • In loving memory of Jack and Jean Levy
  • Dr Don Milligan
  • In memory of Stanley Goodman
  • Andrew and Allison Singer
  • In loving memory of Joseph and Pepi Adler and also of Jaques and Ida Adler and Mendel and Dwoire Gitel Tanz, and other unknown relatives lost in the Holocaust
  • Dr Katherine M Adler
  • Hilary Thomas
  • Mrs E Wacks
  • Evelyn Bruen-Knowles