Holocaust Memorial Day resource
- Communities Together: Build a Bridge
- Sensitive uses of film
- Ways to use film
- Teaching guidelines
- Useful links
- Related films and resources
Communities Together: Build a Bridge
Holocaust Memorial Day offers teachers the opportunity to raise awareness amongst students of all the communities who suffered as a result of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution. Events leading up to and on the day itself create a focal point for young people to reflect on the history of the Holocaust, its repercussions and to consider more recent atrocities.
In keeping with the theme for 2013, Communities Together: Build a Bridge, educational activities might explore ways to remember those communities destroyed by the Holocaust and consider how we can create strong, diverse communities today.
Film interpretations of the Holocaust narrative are a powerful, if controversial, teaching tool within this context. Film Education have recently produced, in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust, a new teaching resource comprising one DVD of sensitively chosen clips from a wide range of films focusing on the Holocaust and a second disc containing curriculum-focused activities and teachers’ notes. Thinking Film, Thinking History: The Holocaust is available free from Film Education.
A downloadable version of this resource is available here.