Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Every year we mark #HolocaustMemorialDay with the Primary Schools who visit us. Some are surprised to hear that during the Second World War there was a Jewish Refugee Farm in Millisle Co. Down which became a haven for Jewish children who had no choice but to flee their homes.

The children hear about the farm through the memories of a little girl who lived there with her family, Ruth Kohner (born in 1937). You can read Ruth’s letter below:

Hopefully it’ll inspire lots of learning at home.

If you’d like to find out more about the farm and have a look at some pictures, visit Down County Museum’s website: http://www.downcountymuseum.com/Learning/Finding_Refuge/The_Millisle_Farm_in_Co_Down.

They also have some great learning resources on Millisle Farm and the novel ‘Faraway Home’ by award winning author Marilyn Taylor, which based on true events, describes the real experiences of young refugees who came to Northern Ireland during the Second World War. Check it out to further your #RemoteLearning.

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