A film & two activities for you and your students to commemorate
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
Recommended for Grades 4-8
The Tattooed Torah is an animated film based on the renowned children's book that has been educating young children about the Holocaust for generations.
About the film:
Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg, "The Tattooed Torah," has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children all over the world. The book recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as an opportunity for redemption.
Based on Marvell Ginsburg’s beloved children’s book of the same name, The Tattooed Torah recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia. In the film, which has already reached over 11,000 classrooms, the Torah is described as the most “precious possession” of the Jewish people—a symbol that represents memories tied to cultural heritage, family, hope and resilience.
Narrated by famed actor Ed Asner, the film teaches historical information about the Holocaust in a manner appropriate for a young audience by embedding it in a relatable, profound and touching story.
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