"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

Archive - 2010

March 5th

US House of Foreign Affairs passes non-binding resolution recognizing Armenian genocide

In a 23-22 vote, the US House of Foreign Affairs passed a non-binding resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide on Friday March 5, calling for President Obama to officially recognize the genocide. The White House pressured the committee not to pass it, claiming it would damage Turkish-American relations.

Read the full story here

February 25th

The British PoW who broke into Auschwitz — and survived

An amazing story from the Times Online about Denis Avey who, in 1944, swapped identities with a Dutch Jew, infiltrated and then escaped Auschwitz in order to gather intelligence for Britain.

Read it here

New PBS docu-drama about Anne Frank

On April 11, Holocaust Remembrance Day, PBS will be airing a new docu-drama, the "most accurate-ever adaptation of one of the world's most widely read memoirs," based on The Diary of Anne Frank.

PBS is partnering with the Great Books Foundation and Facing History & Ourselves to promote both the film and educational resources/opportunities including:

  • a teacher's guide written in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves
  • discussion guide for book and film clubs