Out of the Darkness
A Docufilm brought to you by Holocaust Learning UK
For the past 19 years, Holocaust Learning UK, (formerly NHMDE) has invited schools and colleges from across Greater London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire to participate in its unique Events. Around 35,000 students have passed through its programme and Holocaust Learning UK has been pleased to welcome all students, whether they have been sent in small subject-specific groups such as GCSE or A level History, RE or Philosophy or as part of entire year groups from Year 8 through to Sixth Form.
Due to the COVID crisis, Holocaust Learning UK is not able to invite students into our participating synagogues to hear the testimony of a Holocaust Survivor in 2021. However, our commitment to teaching students about the Holocaust and helping students understand that we must all play our parts in the fight against racism, victimisation and intolerance remains as steadfast as ever.
We have commissioned a brand new and original Docufilm, Out of the Darkness. It is visually engaging, informative and thought provoking and is intended for use both in the classroom and students’ homes.
Out of the Darkness includes the compelling testimony of a Holocaust Survivor and features a diverse cast of participating students and a rabbi. It teaches students about the Holocaust as it contextualises the Survivor Testimony and references subsequent genocides and identifies suffering where the victims are selected on the basis of being ‘different’ or ‘other’.
Out of the Darkness is fundamentally about encouraging students to learn the lessons from the past to help build a better, safer future for everyone.
Out of the Darkness
- Running time 59 minutes
- Is suitable for students from Year 8 through to Sixth Form
- Is freely available to all schools and colleges from 1st February to 31st May 2021 — ‘the screening window’
- Fulfils the educational requirements of all UK students regarding Holocaust Education
- Is easily accessible by teachers via a secure link on our website
- Links to educational resources for all the issues raised within the Docufilm are available via the Teachers’ Resources Page
- Optional subtitled version for students with hearing impairment
If your school or college wishes to screen Out of the Darkness, you will need to register your interest in advance of screening. A secure code will then be sent to you to enable you to screen the film at your convenience during the screening window.
To register your interest in participating, please click here.
We very much hope that you will take advantage of this exciting opportunity for your students for 2021. From 2022 onwards, Holocaust Learning UK hopes to offer schools and colleges both visits in person to participating synagogues to hear a Survivor or family member of a Survivor and a film for use in the classroom and in students’ homes.
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