Still from the film The Inspection
This schools only event will feature screenings of three short films to open conversations about Holocaust remembrance and education.
Holocaust Tourist - director Jes Benstock
A wry animated documentary about how Holocaust tourism distorts history. A whistle-stop tour from Auschwitz hot-dogs to Krakow's kitsch Judaica. How is dark tourism changing history?
Preserving the Holocaust - director Jane Wells
Decades after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau a group of young Polish conservators are preserving artifacts that refute Holocaust denial and honour those killed there.
The Inspection - directors Caroline Brami, Frédéric Bas.
Julia, an experienced history teacher in a high school, faces a school inspector. He wants to talk to her. But what about, exactly? Her heated debates with the principal? The freedom she takes with the school curriculum? Or the way she teaches the Holocaust?
The films will be followed by a Q&A with Holocaust educator Mike Levy and director of Holocaust Tourist, Jes Benstock. The event is aimed at year 9 students and above, and is free of charge. Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note due to Covid restrictions, places are limited. If for Covid reasons, the event is not able to go ahead as a physical screening, the films and pre-recorded Q&A will be made available to participating schools with a password protected link.
Every year more schools have been able to attend this event and feedback has been consistently excellent. This opportunity for more locals schools to attend in 2022 is the result of a partnership between Tower Hamlets Council and UK Jewish Film.
If you haven’t already, to book a place for a group from your school, please email as soon as possible or let me know your preferences via Survey Monkey.