"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

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