The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was launched in app format for iPad and Nook on Holocaust Memorial Day. For more information go to The Reading Agency website.
Students from Sacred Heart Academy and Dame Allan's School have been working with Newcastle City Learning Centre to produce an art exhibition for this years' Holocaust Memorial Event.
Working with photographers Tina Wotherspoon and the CLC's Darren Neil, the students have produced a series of thought provoking images on the theme of Communities Together:Buid a bridge. The images will be on display in the foyer outside the Bewick Hall of City Library.
During the thirteenth century, in the reigns of Henry 111 and his son Edward 1 ("Longshanks"), Jews were persecuted in England. This was a sustained campaign of discrimination and ethnic cleansing, similar to the Holocaust seen in parts of twentieth century Europe, when Jews were obliged to wear a distinctive yellow star and progressively excluded from society.
At that time there were episodes of significant ethnic violence. Historical records tell us that this happened in York, London and Canterbury where Jewish communities were massacred, mainly by incensed mobs of people. The King did not intervene, instead he issued an order to expel the Jewish community from England. The Jews of thirteenth century England were brutally forced to leave the country, and many were murdered.
Jews were then excluded from England until the early 1650s when Cromwell asked Jewish entrepreneurs to return and help rebuild an economy shattered by a decade of civil war and internecine strife.
Please go to Eventbrite to book tickets for this event. The theme for 2013 is Communities Together: Build a Bridge which encourages everyone to remember the Holocaust, subsequent genocides, those who were involved, and especially those who risked their lives to save others. We aim to work together with various communities and create more connections to help build a better future for the residents of Newcastle. There are drama and history workshops for schools available to book between January and May 2013. These are suitable for Key Stage 3 and above.
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