Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Durham.

Hey guys,

Things are moving along nicely at FYFT central, and this week is no exception!

Yesterday we finalised our plans for another trip to Poland from 29th September - 6th October - intended as further research on the Death Camps we tell the stories of in our resources.  As part of the trip we hope to give a few presentations, and maybe even appear at a school - fingers crossed everything goes according to plan!

Today, We are scooting down south to Durham to film another testimony that is vital to add perspective to our resources. We've been lucky enough to secure an interview with Rabbi Harry Jacobi, an evacuee of Nazi Germany during WWII. He is one out of thousands of children brought to the UK as part of the Kindertransport - we're delighted to have the opportunity to record his story, as the testimonies of those who experienced persecution and escaped are not always given the attention they deserve, but are crucial to help understand the devastation that was inflicted by prejudice.

Finally, on Wednesday evening we've been invited to an event organised by a charity we whole-heartedly champion; Facing History & Ourselves;The Murder of Stephen Lawrence: Learning From a Milestone in British Race Relations. British citizens among us will be aware of 18 year old Stephen's story, but for those who are not familiar, he was a victim of a brutal hate-crime in April 1993; whilst waiting for a bus in South-East London, he was subject to a racist attack which ended his life. Dr. Doreen Lawrence OBE, his mother, and Razia Iqbal from the BBC will be appearing at the evening; if any of you live in London, it's sure to be a very moving and insightful evening.


Thanks,
Ben

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