Bissaya Barreto School

Within the scope of the disciplines of History and Citizenship and Development and following the celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Colégio Bissaya Barreto , presented the exhibition "Memory, Human Rights" which has the support of MEMOSHOÁ. This exhibition was open during the month of December. The exhibition was aimed at the students of the College and served as a motto for the discussion of themes associated with Human Rights.

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"On December 10, the CBB inaugurated a small exhibition on human rights. This had the Holocaust as its theme. At the entrance of this exhibition we can find several posters with images referring to the theme. In our opinion the poster that caught the most attention was one that included an image from a personal diary.

Further ahead we can see several pieces of clothing, such as shoes, shirts, glasses, hair. These had as their main function to represent the clothes that were removed from the dead bodies. Above these pieces we can see some card strips with the numbers of the dead (Jews, gypsies, homosexuals,…).

During the visit to the exhibition we also found some films and books referring to the theme, among them we highlight “The boy in the striped pajamas” (film) and “The Diary of Anne Frank” (book) because we think they are the ones that best approach the theme .

Finally, we also had the opportunity to view a video on the subject."

Ana Pimentel and Margarida Portugal (9th B)

Alfena School Grouping

 Teachers Teresa Lourenço and Mónica Pereira and the 10th D students, from the Alfena School Grouping, made a video alluding to the 27th of January, within the scope of the subjects Drawing A, History of Culture and Arts and Citizenship and Development.

School EB2,3 Gonçalo Mendes da Maia

The 7th grade students, from Escola EB2,3 Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, with the teacher António Carlos Carvalho, from the discipline of Information and Communication Technologies, join the schools of the country and the Memoshoá Association in Lisbon, to remember a caustic, controversial theme, but very pertinent in the scope of HUMAN RIGHTS - International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust - January 27th.

After having, in the 1st Period, carried out research and investigation work oriented on the theme of Citizenship/Human Rights/Holocaust, in the ICT discipline, the 2nd Period gave way to the realization of Postcards prepared in the GIMP Image Editing tool and chosen some, of the many created, for public display. They are on display in our School Library. They will also be on our group's Facebook at:

It is our duty to disclose and not forget.


"May the world remain RESPECTFUL of the other and behave in a dignified manner in the eyes of those who see GOOD" by ©António Carlos Carvalho

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Lixa School Grouping, Felgueiras

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Amares Secondary School Library

The Amares Secondary School Library marked the International Day in Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust with various activities (see poster). Launched the Catalog Read+ the Holocaust. which is available at:

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Ponte da Barca Secondary School

“Art in the Holocaust” is the title of the exhibition which, until the 11th of February, is open to the public, in the atrium of Block C of the Secondary School of Ponte da Barca.

The exhibition takes place as part of the celebration of the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust and is promoted by the Disciplinary Group of History, in collaboration with Yed Vashem, the School Library and the team of the National Plan for Arts and Cinema of the Grouping of Schools from Ponte da Barca.

The inauguration took place on the day that marked the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp (January 27th) and featured a musical moment, in charge of Owen Chippendale (12th grade), who performed a saxophone theme, and with interventions by the Group Director, Carlos Louro, and the History teacher, Maria José Gonçalves.

Both drew attention to the barbarism of the Holocaust, which killed millions of Jews and people from other minorities, and to the importance of all of us reviving the memory of this horrible page of Humanity, so that something similar never happens again.

Another idea underlined had to do with the power of art and thought, the last strongholds of freedom, which no one can take away from us, and which, in extreme situations, end up being the only refuges that feed us the hope of survival.

“Learning from the Holocaust”

The celebration of the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust also had the collaboration of the City Council, which provided the municipal auditorium, in the Casa de Santo António do Buraquinho, for the exhibition of the film “Uma Turma Difícil”, by the French filmmaker Marie- Castille Mention Schaar, aimed at 9th grade students. It is a film that refers to the issue of the Holocaust and its impact on today's young people and that integrates the platform of the National Cinema Plan.

The School Library also exhibited some works of universal literature that allude to the theme of the Holocaust, having made available a leaflet alluding to the event, which was given to students after the film screening.

The Group's National Arts and Cinema Plan suggested some activities that could be promoted during the fifteen days of the exhibition, based on the creation of an interdisciplinary script in which students are challenged to implement the project "Learning from the Holocaust - Art in the Holocaust ”, to preserve the memory of this tragic genocide and to deepen the principles of tolerance, non-discrimination, mutual respect and the promotion of human dignity.

Researching the theme of the Holocaust in art (literature, theatre, painting, music…) is one of the proposed tasks, with the hope that, as a final product, the creation of posters will result in the creation of another exhibition open to the community.


Felismina Alcântara Secondary School - Mangualde

Once again, on January 27, the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust was celebrated at Escola Secundária Felismina Alcântara - Mangualde.

 Within the Portuguese subject (10th grade - Classes A, B, C, G, F), several   works in order to sensitize students to  the horror of the Holocaust. 

Restelo School Grouping

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Restelo School Grouping

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Library of the Basic and Secondary School Dr. Serafim Leite, Sao Joao da Madeira

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Escola EB 2,3 José Saraiva, Leiria 

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Basic School of Vila das Aves

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Professor António Martins, a member of Memoshoá, hosted an online conference on February 3, at 9:30 am, with 7th grade students from Escola Básica e Secundária de Vila das Aves, Santo Tirso

Group of Schools Dr. Flávio Gonçalves - Póvoa de Varzim

From the 17th to the 28th of January, our school hosted the exhibition "Para Não Esquecer..."The theme had the Holocaust and the dramatic consequences of World War II as a backdrop, and the aim was to honor the victims the same - do not forget so as not to repeat.

With the collaboration of teachers from the disciplines of History, Citizenship and Development and History and Geography of Portugal, this exhibition was visited by our students from the second and third cycles, who were an example of "knowing how to be" and showed great sensitivity and respect .

José Estêvão School Grouping, Aveiro

Lecture "The Challenges of Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century", promoted by Professor Ricardo Presumido, on the 25th of February, at the Library of the José Estêvão School Grouping, Aveiro. Activity organized by the History Internship Center.


Ferreira Dias Secondary School, Aqua Alba Group. Cacém, Sintra

The 12th grade students carried out various works in memory of the 27th of January, within the scope of the disciplines of History and Citizenship and Development.

Group of Schools of Seia

The Seia Group of Schools, in the week of January 24th to 28th, developed an interdisciplinary project entitled “Remember to not forget. Whoever saves a life, saves Humanity", which covered the different teaching cycles from pre-school to secondary education, the School Library, various disciplines (History, History of Culture and Arts, Portuguese, Drawing, Visual Education, Visual and Technological Education, Music Education, Citizenship and Development, Physical Education), the Unesco Club and the National Cinema Plan. During the week, a series of tribute and remembrance activities took place for all the victims of the Holocaust, from the preparation of works, exhibitions, reading, film viewing, lectures and a tribute on January 27, which took place in the three organic units of this grouping.

In the group's libraries there were exhibitions with books, films and information alluding to the theme. The exhibitions were visited by different classes. A "Read + about the Holocaust" padlet was also made available to professors with various information, such as film synopses, movies, videos and links. 🇧🇷🇧🇷

Lectures were held, such as “Testimonials in loco – a visit to Auschwitz”, where testimonies of students and teachers who visited the place were shared; holding a session in partnership with CES goes to school, entitled “Will we all be equal and free? Human rights in the world.”

This week culminated on the 27th of January, in which a ceremony took place, which involved the entire educational community, such as the offering of flowers in all the organic units of this group in honor of the victims of the Holocaust and a ceremony in honor of Aristides de Sousa Mendes by pre-school and 1st cycle students.

After this symbolic ceremony, there was a cultural moment in which a group of students from the group, who attend specialized artistic education at the Conservatório Música de Seia, presented the school community with the performance of the musical piece Schindler's List Theme. Then there was the declamation of poems and the reading of thoughts alluding to the suffering and anguish of war and the holocaust. This moment was finalized with the presentation of a choreography integrated in a DAC of class E, of 11th grade.

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"Read + about the Holocaust" padlet with various information, such as film synopses, films, videos and links.

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Grouping of Schools of Casquilhos

The Casquilhos School Group marked the 27th of January with some sessions in the School Libraries of Casquilhos Secondary School and Quinta Nova da Telha Primary School. The History group in conjunction with BE marked the date with readings of excerpts from some works by authors, such as  Primo Levi, Anne Frank, Rutkha among others. 

The ESC Student Association  also joined the initiative and posted some images alluding to the Holocaust around the school.

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D. Manuel de Faria e Sousa School Grouping, Felgueiras

The D. Manuel de Faria e Sousa School Group marked the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The initiative featured the exhibition “Portuguese deportees in the 2nd World War: from internment in France to concentration camps”. This initiative was promoted by the Citizenship Team and with the collaboration of the Parents' Association.  

Class 6.º A held a presentation with a body percussion to the sound of the song Stand BY ME and the Reading of a poem from a poem by Mia Couto that is part of the theme.

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Camilo Castelo Branco School, Vila Nova de Famalicão

Today, January 27, the Camilo Castelo Branco School Group marks the International Day in Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust – the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz – Birkenau concentration camp, in 1945.
Subordinated, this year, to the theme «Memory, Dignity and Justice», this day intended to remind the mass genocide of six million Jews by the Nazis and respective collaborators.   In addition to honoring and remembering the victims of Nazism during the Second World War, they also recalled the need to
combat anti-Semitism, racism and any other forms of intolerance that may lead to violence.
As part of the educational and cultural program of the municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão - “From Famalicão to the World” - the school library, in partnership with the History sub-department, the National Cinema Plan, the Erasmus+ project and the Student Association promoted, throughout the week, a series of activities of which we highlight: raising awareness / debate with students, in class, on the role of Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes in protecting refugees persecuted by Nazism; visit to the exhibitions - atrium of the main school / school library - Vasco de Carvalho; viewing of the films «A difficult class» and «Aristides de Sousa Mendes - The Consul of Bordeaux»;
reading excerpts from works related to the theme (project «10 minutes to read»); song “Say I'm sober” by Billy Lockett, performed and choreographed by student Sofia Azevedo.