Haringey teenagers' Holocaust education

January 28, 2010
Survivors with one of the young Haringey film-making team

Survivors with one of the young Haringey film-making team

Interviews with survivors filmed by six Haringey teenagers were shown at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham.

One of the film-makers, 16-year-old Reece Taylor, said that before embarking on the project, “I didn’t really understand what the Holocaust was, or how it could be of interest to me. While making the films, I realised that these survivors had amazing stories to tell that help remind us of the importance of the past in learning lessons for the future.”

The films were made with the support of TrueTube, a charitable initiative encouraging young people to get involved in social and community issues. Haringey’s cabinet member for community cohesion, Councillor Kaushika Amin, praised the “insightful documentaries” for giving local residents “the chance to pay respects to survivors of the Holocaust”.

Another Haringey HMD event was a multi-faith ceremony at the Holocaust memorial gardens in Bruce Castle supported by MPs, councillors, faith leaders and police. Rabbi James Baaden and Father Simon Clarke led the service and MPs David Lammy and Lynne Featherstone gave readings.

Last updated: 3:29pm, January 28 2010