domingo, 25 de agosto de 2013

Women and the Holocaust: Courage and Compassion.

Women and the Holocaust: Courage and Compassion. (DVD) The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, has produced this study guide and DVD for high school students to better understand the ways in which the Holocaust affected women. Women were forced to adapt and find strategies that would help to keep their families alive under impossible conditions. Each chapter of the study guide explores different situations and ways in which these courageous and caring women struggled to survive. Through their determination, leadership, compassion, dedication, courage and willpower, they fed their families, helped to maintain a sense of community and religious traditions and faced Nazi persecution with dignity and strength. The DVD features Holocaust survivors from several countries who share theri personal stories: Esther Bem, Anna Heilman, Agnes Kun, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Julia Lentini and Vladka Meed. Photos Yad Vashem/ Survivor images USC Shoah Foundation Institute. 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 visit. www.un.org/holocaustremembrance

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