THE HOLOCAUST – is a visually compelling documentary (with commentary in English or Afrikaans or Xhosa) that gives a concise historical overview of the Holocaust and focuses on universal lessons that arise out of Holocaust history. The DVD confronts the issues of prejudice, racism, discrimination and human rights violations that led to the persecution of marginalised groups and ultimately to the murder of six million Jewish men, women and children in Nazi-occupied Europe.
THE HOLOCAUST – leads the viewer to consider the fragility of democracy, the role and responsibility of citizens in society and the necessity to speak out against injustice.
Holocaust history is important to everyone everywhere.
It is particularly relevant to South Africans because many of the laws introduced during the Apartheid era paralleled laws introduced against the Jews in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1939. The similarities and differences between Nazism and Apartheid are addressed in the DVD.
A segmented version of the 18-minute documentary is included to enable educators to pause for questions and discussion. An additional 20-minute documentary (in English only) produced by the Cape Town Holocaust Centre (1999) relating the experiences of five survivors, who came to live in South Africa after the Holocaust, is included to give personal accounts of these historical events.
Complete package consists of a DVD (English or Afrikaans or Xhosa commentary) and a 53 page resource manual (in English) for educators.
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