by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-11-27
HET wins Bafta
An educational DVD aimed at secondary school pupils to teach them about the Holocaust has won a BAFTA award at the Academys Childrens Awards.
Recollections: Eyewitnesses Remember the Holocaust was produced by the UK-based Holocaust Educational Trust (HET), together with the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education (SFI), Film Education, and Picture Production Company (PPC).
The DVD, which took four years to make features 18 eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust from Jewish as well as Roma, Jehovahs Witness and other survivors.
"We were thrilled to be nominated for a BAFTA, and are now completely overwhelmed to receive such a prestigious award. It is a huge honour to be recognised by the Academy and gives us a deep sense of pride," said Holocaust Educational Trust chief executive Karen Pollock.
"At the Holocaust Educational Trust, we believe that the Holocaust must have a permanent place in our nations collective memory and we are dedicated to combating prejudice and intolerance in all its forms. Recollections is an essential tool in ensuring that this important message is shared and is already making a great impact in schools across the country."