Thursday, 17 January, 2013

This year, we have worked with the education charity FILMCLUB to create a free curriculum enrichment guide featuring seven specially selected films to help school groups mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on 27 January.  With synopses, teacher’s notes and discussion points included, the film guide is an excellent tool for educators to encourage their students to explore the themes and issues at the heart of HMD. The guide is free for all to download from the FILMCLUB website and members of FILMCLUB can also order the featured films for free.

Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive at HMDT, says:

Film can be an effective medium by which to engage young people with the messages of HMD. Many films about the Holocaust follow the experiences and emotional journeys of individual characters. By individualising such catastrophic events, young people can gain an insight into the impact that this devastation had on the lives of millions of men, women and children. Reflection and discussion about such films can enable students to gain a deeper awareness of the issues.

To access your free copy of the guide visit the FILMCLUB website.

To join FILMCLUB and start a film club in your school, get in touch to find out about free online induction sessions. You can visit www.filmclub.org, email schools@filmclub.org or call 0207 288 4520.

As part of your screening, don’t forget to watch our short 2013 campaign film Lessons learnt?.