The NUT and the Holocaust Educational Trust worked together to produce online resources that are intended to help address some of the most common misconceptions about Nazi ideology which arise in different victim groups. Who was persecuted, How and Why? These teaching materials which are aimed at secondary school pupils include a powerful collection of case studies, focusing on the persecution by the Nazis of different groups of people. Case studies include experiences of trade unionists and the persecution of black people, persons with disabilities, Poles, Soviet PoWs, Gay men and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Guidance notes for teachers are also included.
For further educational resources and Continuing Professional Development opportunities, please visit the Trust’s website at www.het.org.uk
The NUT is extremely concerned by government proposals to reduce the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s budget, scale back equalities legislation and review the Public Sector Equality Duty. Below are letters from the General Secretary to Lynne Featherstone MP and Sir Trevor Phillips regarding our concerns, and a model letter for you to use.
The Union places high value upon the work of Equality Officers and recognises that priorities are often defined by local requirements. The following events, opportunities and resources may be of interest to anyone involved in equality matters.