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