last monday afternoon (21st january), 4.30-5.00pm, on cbbc tv
holocaust: finding my family (narrated by anthony horowitz) (children’s documentary, in the newsround specials series)
“This is the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, when we remember the millions of people who were murdered in the Holocaust. The programme you’re about to watch is very sad, some of the scenes may be quite upsetting, but I think it’s important to remember what happened. and to remember all the people who died.”
including contributions from …
• steven frank, theresienstadt survivor, born 1935, son of amsterdam lawyer and resistance member leonard frank
• granddaughter maggie frank, 14
• amsterdam historian philip
• auschwitz historian agnieszka
“In this Newsround special, Holocaust survivor Steven Frank takes his teenage granddaughter Maggie on a journey to learn about his experiences during the Holocaust.
First, they visit Amsterdam to learn about his happy family life there before the war, and what happened to Dutch Jews during Nazi occupation
Next, they travel to Terezin in the Czech Republic, where Steven was held, to learn about the horrors of life inside concentration camps.
Finally, the pair travel to Auschwitz to learn about what happened to members of Steven’s family who didn’t survive the Holocaust.”
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46932823 or at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000265z/newsround-specials-holocaust-finding-my-family)