Tuesday, 10 January, 2017

Supported by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Into Filma charity who support teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film, have created resources exploring the 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day theme through the British feature film, Woman in Gold (2015). The resources below are freely available.

Holocaust Memorial Day Assembly

This assembly encourages students to consider the impact of the Holocaust on survivors and their families many years after the events of World War Two through the questions and issues raised by the story of Maria Altmann and her lawyer Randy Schoenberg, who campaigned for the restitution of Maria's family's artwork, stolen by the Nazis during their occupation of Austria. The resource contains stimulus questions, clips from the film and interviews with Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and director Simon Curtis, with the full length interviews available to view below. The resource can be adapted for use in lessons or film club and contains suggestions for further activities.

Film list

This film list represents the experiences of oppressed people during the Holocaust, as well as subsequent genocides. This list includes dramatisations of historical events, documentaries that expose the harsh realities of the camps and feature the testimony of those that were there, and films that deal with attempts to move on from the horrors of the past to achieve reconciliation.