sábado, 24 de agosto de 2013

Footprints. Discovering the Holocaust through Historical Artefacts

Conceived and Presented by Paul Salmons, Institute of Educatin, Universtity of London. Produced by Cornelia Reetz, The Holocaust Centre, United Kingdom. The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme. Photography by Olivia Hemingway. Music by Rapahel Wallfisch, Linn Hendry & Kevin Macleod. This educational video was created for the Footprints for Hope project, a new initiative from the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme designed to involve students aged 13 years and older in the study of the Holocaust. This film is accompanied by a lesson plan and Power Point presentation titled "Ordinary Thing? Discovering the Holocaust through Historical Artefacts". The activity centres around one of the most painful graphic images from the Holocaust, the shoes of the victims who perished in Nazi death campsl Following the classroom lesson, students will draw inspiration for a more hopeful future by creating colourful art out of used footwear. The aim of this activity is to further the students' understanding of the Holocaust and encourage respect for human rights and the dignity and worth of every person. United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on Holocaust remembrance called for the establishment of a programme of ooutreach on the subjet of the "Holocaust and the United Nations" and measures to mobilize civil society for Holocaust remembrance and education in order to help prevent future acts of genocide. Since its establishment by the Department of Public Information in 2006, the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme has developed an international network of civil society partners and a multifaceted campaign that includes: innovative online information products for educators, a Discussion Papers Journal, DVD's, seminars, training programmes, a film series, book signings, a permanent exhibit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, and the annual worldwide observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Programme has worked clisely with Holocaust survivors to ensure that theirs stories are heard and heeded as a warning of the consequences of anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination. It also continues to combat Holocaust denial, through educational events and information materials. In all of its activities, the Holucaust programme draws essential links between the underlying causes of genocide, the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust and the promotion of human right and decocretic values today. For more information, please visi

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