Holocaust film wins BAFTA

AN ORGANISATION that takes Lothians school children on educational trips to Auschwitz has won a BAFTA award.

The Holocaust Education Trust won the prestigious prize for its emotive film documenting eyewitness accounts from one of the worst atrocities in history.

Recollections: Eyewitnesses Remember the Holocaust won the recognition at the academy's children's awards held on Sunday.

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The DVD took four years to make and records the memories of 18 different Holocaust survivors.

Karen Pollock, chief executive of HET, said: "We are completely overwhelmed to receive such a prestigious award. It is a huge honour to be recognised by the academy.

"At HET we believe that the Holocaust must have a permanent place in our nation's collective memory and we are dedicated to combating prejudice and intolerance in all its forms.

"Recollections is an essential tool in ensuring that this important message is shared, and it is already making a great impact in schools across the country."

Every year, HET invites schools from the Lothians on day trips to the former Nazi concentration camp. For more information visit www.het.org.uk