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February 25th, 2010

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