Michael Rosen: For teachers and all wanting to teach or understand Holocaust Memorial Day

I meant to post this on 27th January 2016.

Source: Michael Rosen: For teachers and all wanting to teach or understand Holocaust Memorial Day.

What is Racism?

It’s a clockmender who left his country to get a better living

and all is fine

until things start changing

there’s an invasion

he and his wife run to another town

and the people who are supposed to keep law and order

decide to put him and his wife on a list

and then they decide that they will make them wear a special badge

marking them out as different

and then they decide that they will take all their money away from them

and the clockmender and his wife have nothing much more they can do

but sell old clothes in the market

where they must put a special badge on their stall marking them out

as different

and they send letters to America for help from their relatives

and they hear stories about how people like them are…

Source: Michael Rosen: For teachers and all wanting to teach or understand Holocaust Memorial Day.

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2 thoughts on “Michael Rosen: For teachers and all wanting to teach or understand Holocaust Memorial Day

  1. I don’t know Michael Rosen, but I did meet his father Harold a few times. He was an educationalist associated with the development of comprehensive education, and a mentor of my recently-deceased teacher friend, Pete Medway. A a former Communist in his youth, and a great left-wing thinker. His work at the Institute of Education is still relevant today. He was Head of English at my old school, Walworth, though he left before my time.
    The poem by his son is very touching indeed, and his father would have loved it, I’m sure.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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