Royal Museum of the Army and Military History (WHI-site)
If you visit the exhibition 'War. Occupation. Liberation.' , you can find different files per theme.
In the context of the train journey, it is obvious that you will go through the 'Terror, persecution and genocide' file, but certainly also take a look at the other files.
In the "after the visit" section, for example, you will find a few letters from SS Obersturmführer Karl Kretschmer to his family in the context of "are executioners also people?"
You will also find film suggestions such as Schindler’s List, The Pianist and Son of Saul ... Definitely worth checking if you are still looking for ideas!
The co-organizer of the Train of 1000 has several pedagogical fact sheets on its website that were previously published in their 'Traces of memory' magazine. Via this website you can also register for free to receive their pedagogical magazine.Visit the website
Testimony Eva Mozes Kor
Eva Mozes Kor survived the Holocaust as a child, she was only 10 years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. Eva was one half of a twin. Eva and her sister were used as a guinea pig by the nazi doctor Josef Mengele. She lost her whole family during the Holocaust.
Breendonk, a prison camp
Breendonk was a nazi affanglager in Belgium. About 3590 people were imprisoned in the camp, mostly political prisoners for whom Breendonk was just the first camp of many.
Simon Gronowski managed to escape from the train to Auschwitz
Simon Gronowski survived the war as a child. He was already on a train with direction Auschwitz when a Belgian resistance group stopped the Train and managed to open some train wagons. Gronowski's mother told him to jump off the train and run. Unfortunately his mother died a few hours after her arrival in Auschwitz.