Newsletter & Critical Acclaim


200,000 students have seen our films. 

The feedback is phenomenal.


You can download a PDF of latest newsletter below.

and this is what experts in the field – from documentary film-makers to holocaust educators say

This year marks the 85th anniversary of the start of the Kindertransport – one of the largest organised rescue efforts to bring children from Nazi-occupied Europe to the UK before the start of the Second World War.

This new film, created by Holocaust Learning UK, utilises first hand testimony from Kindertransport refugees, allowing us to hear directly from eyewitnesses to these events. This is a brilliant and moving resource which is ideal for use in classrooms and assemblies. We are proud to support Holocaust Learning UK and encourage teachers across the country to download and watch this brilliant film.
Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust

The new Kindertransport film is clever, moving and engaging. I would encourage schools to show it.
Dave Rich, Director of Policy, Community Security Trust 

With direct links to the curriculum and an impactful pedagogy of weaving deeply moving survivor testimony throughout, this engaging film from Holocaust Learning UK will help to support and enrich students’ knowledge and understanding of both the historical context of the Kindertransport and its striking relevance in our present day.
Clare Lawlor, Imperial War Museums

Congratulations on a terrific film. It was beautifully done – the script, the actors, the filming. Janine was wonderful (as always!), and you weaved her experiences very cleverly and to great effect with the archive footage and actors’ comments and testimony from others who were persecuted. It’s hugely impressive and I’m glad it’s going to get the audience it deserves.
Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE, Chief Executive, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

The Whickers World Foundation are proud to be associated with ‘Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story’…  We shall be using this excellent film as part of our training sessions for documentary makers.
Valerie Kleeman, Founder, Whicker’s World Foundation


The Holocaust Educational Trust is delighted to support Holocaust Learning UK in the development and dissemination of their educational films. These high quality films explore different aspects of Holocaust history in a highly accessible and appealing way and are a great tool for teachers, especially in the build up to and around Holocaust Memorial Day in January each year. .
Anna Bradford, Holocaust Educational Trust 


I am so impressed by how the team at Holocaust Learning UK has created these mesmerising short films. They have truly captured the survivors’ incredible stories and delivered their testimony in clever, modern, and relevant ways that can’t fail to engage today’s students.
Paul Burns, Director, The Burns Unit TLC, previously Training Director and Director of Knowledge Practices, Saatchi & Saatchi

the students are full of praise too

Brilliant – it put into perspective the entire history leading up to its ‘Final Solution’ and has made the whole thing clearer and more personal.
Year 11, Aldenham School

The documentary was clear and informative but also emotional. It shared true stories from survivors giving the audience first-hand experiences, raising awareness and educating us on the issue and how we can prevent another genocide.
Year 8, St Clement Danes School

I thought the film was very informative and well put together and it really looks at displaying how horrifying the Holocaust was. It is very important for students to have a good understanding of how awful a thing this was and this short film helps. .
Year 10, Firehouse ETSS

here is what teachers say

Our students have found the films to be engaging and inspiring. In particular, they could empathise with Holocaust victims as individuals rather than as statistics. Moreover, the dilemmas faced by victims and bystanders/upstanders and the human capacity for both evil and selflessness highlighted in the films have stimulated meaningful class discussions.

I am looking forward to the Kindertransport film later in the year.
Gavin Abrahams, Head of History, Northwood School and Holocaust Learning UK Advisory Council member


The stories are shocking, inspirational, educational, etc.  Initially, I didn’t like the information that was repeated in each of the three films, but then I realized how important it is for students to hear it more than once.  Thank you for putting this together and making it available.
Teacher, Taylor’s Crossing Public Charter School


An excellent resource that gives a strong and consistent message about an important topic.
Teacher, King Edward VI School Lichfield


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