“Traces” Screening & Discussion

Feb 28, 2023 6:30PM


Holocaust and Human Rights Center, 46 University Drive, Augusta

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Educators, please join the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine on February 28th at 6:30 p.m. to watch three short, animated films on the Holocaust, created by Humanity for Action as a teaching tool for all ages.

We will be joined by Humanity in Action Founder and Executive Director Judith Goldstein who will introduce the films, present the accompanying tools and resources for educational use, and lead a follow-up discussion. We hope you will join other educators to watch portions of the films, talk about effective ways to use them in your classrooms, and earn 2 continuing education credits. For more information, contact HHRC Education Coordinator Erica Nadelhaft.

In 2022, the international non-profit organization Humanity in Action’s team of educators, researchers and animators created a documentary trilogy entitled TRACES: Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve. The animated short films share first-hand testimonials from the time of the Holocaust to safeguard stories and lessons learned during one of humanity’s darkest times—and to emphasize their relevance for the present.

The choice of animation as medium serves the double purpose of appealing to younger audiences and allowing a deep insight into the personal and emotional experiences of the films’ protagonists. For each film, Humanity in Action has also developed tools and resources to enrich the viewing experience in various educational settings and assist educators in creating engaging lesson plans adaptable to different age groups, course study and teaching goals.

While the evening is recommended to educators, all are welcome to attend and participate. Register to join us here.

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