Holocaust Memorial Day: Don't Stand By

15 Jan 2016

2 mins
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27 January marks Holocaust Memorial Day, which serves as a poignant reminder of not only those who suffered at the hands of Nazi persecution during the Second World War, but all genocides throughout history.

This year the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is encouraging students to consider the 2016 theme ‘Don't stand by', both from a historical viewpoint and looking at what they can do now.

Film is an important and effective gateway to learning about The Holocaust. That's why we're joining the HMDT in encouraging young people to create their own films which highlight its Don't Stand By campaign. For more information please download the resource here.

Films are one of the most powerful ways for young people to gain an understanding of the experiences of people who suffered undergenocide, and by reflecting on and discussing the issues raised in these films,viewers can learn the lessons from the past to help create a safer, better future.

Olivia Marks-Woldman, HMDT Chief Executive
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