Three Kindertransport children tell the story of how their parents sent them as unaccompanied refugees to the UK in order to escape Nazi persecution. With historical context and explanation of the Holocaust, this contemporary retracing of their steps offers insight into their experiences, good and bad, as they made their homes here and ultimately had to face the realisation that they would never be reunited with their parents. A short film with powerful themes about resilience and hope, ideal for assemblies and lessons.
Holocaust Survivor Steven Frank takes students on a journey from Pre-War Holland into the dark days of Nazi occupation. Student actors and rarely seen archive footage provide contextual information about the Holocaust and offer insight into the uniquely Dutch War-time struggle between rescuers and resistance fighters and the equally determined bounty hunters who made fortunes capturing hidden Jewish adults and children. An exploration of the moral dilemmas facing normal people and an examination of modern day antisemitism and racism provide a powerful and thought-provoking challenge for students.
An account of a hidden Polish child’s fight for survival under Nazi occupation. Janine Webber’s compelling and accessible testimony is interwoven with archive footage while a diverse cast of participating student actors relay accounts from a broad spectrum of Holocaust-related struggles. Viewers are immersed in a stimulating and engrossing learning experience that explains and historically contextualises the Holocaust against the backdrop of World War Two whilst drawing parallels to subsequent genocides. The film highlights and explores racism, discrimination and victimisation, past and present.
Six Holocaust Survivors provide powerful and immersive testimonies to create a pan-European understanding of the Holocaust in the context of World War Two. The Assembly Film intersperses newly recorded personal testimonies, archive footage, and historical information, conveyed by a diverse cast of student presenters. The Holocaust is succinctly explained, as is its modern-day relevance. The Assembly Film provides a powerful, informative, and engaging experience that reaches out to all year groups and delivers a potent Holocaust Memorial Day message.