Holo­caust sur­vivors

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY BERNARD JOSEPHS

A DVD fea­tur­ing eye­wit­ness ac­counts of the Holo­caust has won a Bafta for chil­dren’s film and TV from the Bri­tish Academy of Film and Television Arts.

The Bafta was awarded to Rec­ol­lec­tions: Eye­wit­ness, Re­mem­ber the Holo­caust, cre­ated through a part­ner­ship be­tween the Lon­don-based Holo­caust Ed­u­ca­tion Trust and the Shoah Foun­da­tion of the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

De­signed for sec­ondary-school pupils, it in­cludes tes­ti­mony from Holo­caust sur­vivors, po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers and sur­vivors of the Nazi eu­gen­ics pro­gramme. It also in­cludes ac­counts from Bri­tish lib­er­a­tors of con­cen­tra­tion camps.

Karen Pol­lock, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the HET, said: “We are com­pletely over­whelmed to re­ceive such a pres­ti­gious award. It is a huge hon­our to be recog­nised by the academy and gives us a deep sense of pride.

“At the HET, we be­lieve that the Holo­caust must have a per­ma­nent place in our na­tion’s col­lec­tive me­mory and we are ded­i­cated to com­bat­ing prej­u­dice and in­tol­er­ance in all its forms. Rec­ol­lec­tions is an es­sen­tial tool in en­sur­ing that this im­por­tant mes­sage is shared and is al­ready mak­ing a great im­pact in schools across the coun­try.”

Karen Pol­lock with film-mak­ing part­ners Ian Wall ( left) and David Will­ing

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