This video documents how the Holocaust can be remembered by the current generation, especially by the students of Victoria High School in Canada. Their teacher Ms. Georgina Hope used graphic novels as their textbooks and invited various members of the community, including a child Holocaust survivor Julius Maslovat. Ms. Hope expanded the students’ critical literacy and their interpretive community. The students, who have come from not only Canada but also various countries worldwide, realised that learning about the Holocaust lets them understand many ongoing human rights issues and other events of genocide.
Creating this video was a part of my graduate seminar GMST 551 by Dr. Charlotte Schallié at the University of Victoria (UVic), Canada. Throughout January-April 2016, I visited Victoria High School (Vic High) in Vancouver Island to document the joint Holocaust education project between Dr. Schallié and Vic High's Ms. Georgina Hope.
This clip was featured in a CBC News article "As survivors dwindle, who will keep Holocaust memories alive?" on May 4th, 2016.
This video was selected to screen in the inaugural Research Reels video showcase at UVic's Ideafest 2017.
Music: "Corona Norco" by Charles Atlas
From the Free Music Archive
CC BY NC SA