Schindler’s List resource

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

The Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List has provided inspiration for a new resource aimed at tackling issues of prejudice and hatred.

Oskar Schindler saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust in the Second World War by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories in occupied Poland. The story was remembered in the famous 1993 Steven Spielberg film.

The non-profit American organisation Journeys in Film has now produced a curriculum for teachers in partnership with the Center for Engagement-Driven Global Education at the University of Southern California.

Liam Neeson, the actor who played Schindler in the film is backing the resource. He said: “We need to teach young people about the dangers of prejudice and the way that dehumanising of a minority was used to advance an evil agenda. We need to understand what happened and why it happened.”

The Journeys in Film curriculum comes with eight lessons that explore topics such as the rise of Nazism, resistance by Jews and others and modern anti-Semitism.



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