Holocaust Learning website
The Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and using its lessons to work towards a more tolerant society in which difference and diversity are celebrated. Emma worked with the HSFA and with oral historian Dr Tracy Craggs to create a new website, as part of a £50,000 project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
At the heart of the new website are eight filmed interviews with Holocaust survivors in which they describe their different experiences in Europe in the 1930s and 40s. Testimonies include eyewitness descriptions of all aspects of Nazi persecution including concentration camps, slave labour camps, ghettos, fleeing Germany and arriving in England as refugees. The films were made and edited for the web by York company Digifish Media Productions and form the basis of teaching and learning resources linked to the History, Citizenship and RE curricula which Emma created with teacher Paul Clayton, Head of Humanities at Guiseley School. The films will also form part of the Association's expanding archive held at the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.
Inevitably, Holocaust survivors are becoming fewer in number with each passing year. The project aims to secure the Association's legacy by ensuring that its resources are promoted to a wide audience, and by developing strategic partnerships with organisations that have similar objectives.
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