This year’s London Borough of Tower Hamlets Holocaust Memorial Day event for schools is in partnership with UK Jewish Film and Rich Mix.
Holocaust Tourist – Jes Benstock
A wry animated documentary about how Holocaust tourism distorts history. A whistle-stop tour from Auschwitz hot-dogs to Krakow’s kitsch Judaica. How is dark tourism changing history?
Preserving the Holocaust – Jane Wells
Decades after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau a group of young Polish conservators are preserving artifacts that refute Holocaust denial and honour those killed there.
The Inspection – Caroline Brami, Frédéric Bas
Julia, an experienced history teacher in a high school, faces a school inspector. He wants to talk to her. But what about, exactly? Her heated debates with the principal? The freedom she takes with the school curriculum? Or the way she teaches the Holocaust?
The films will be followed by a Q&A with Holocaust educator Mike Levy and director Jes Benstock. The event is aimed at Year 9 students and above, and is free of charge.
Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that places are limited. If the event is not able to go ahead as a physical screening for COVID reasons, the films and pre-recorded Q&A will be made available to participating schools with a password-protected link. Every year more schools have been able to attend this event and feedback has been consistently excellent. We very much hope that even more local schools will have the opportunity to attend in 2022.
To book a place for a group from your school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.