Photo: News of a new film, A Holocaust Journey: Lessons from the Past, by American filmmaker Lisa Reznik
Among the many thousands of Holocaust Memorial Day events taking place across the UK and elsewhere are these:
Echo Eternal, a programme of the UK CORE Education Trust Schools to create art inspired by the testimony of Holocaust survivors in schools affected by extremism. The children created multi-media artwork and an evening of music, song and dance, based on filmed clips of survivors who spoke about their experiences. The children understood Holocaust survivors had overcome their traumatic early lives and wanted to teach tolerance and fairness. These children from underprivileged backgrounds will be the ones to relay their own traumatic experiences, along with what they have learned from Holocaust survivors, to the next generations.
Photographer Jon Mullis
Agnes Kaposi publishes her memoir, Yellow Star – Red Star, of the experiences she and her family faced family during the occupations by the German and the Soviet regimes. In order to be certain her memories are accurate, Agnes has done extensive research and also called upon the assistance of the Hungarian historian Laszlo Csosz who gives the historical background in “Historian’s Voice” sections. The book is an important addition to Holocaust scholarship.
Esther with Agnes and her book
BBC aired their programme “The Windermere Children”, a powerfully done reenactment of the child survivors who were taken in the summer of 1945 to the British Lake District for rehabilitation. The final scene showed “The Boys” as they are now with descriptions of how they have lived their lives. You’ve seen the film, now read the book:
Five of The Boys, with the actors who played them
News of a new film, A Holocaust Journey: Lessons from the Past, by American filmmaker Lisa Reznik, which “presents a group of students who traveled to Berlin/Poland with the aim of trying to comprehend the reality of the Holocaust. The students visited historical sights of the Holocaust, and learned directly from scholars, a guide, and a noted survivor, Pinchas Gutter (one of The Boys), whose family were murdered in Majdanek.” Lisa, and her friend the Holocaust educator Harriet Sepinwall, were inspired to name the film after Martin’s book Holocaust Journey, Travelling in Search of the Past. Watch this space for more info: