Spielberg project helps British pupils to learn about Holocaust

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Memories of more than 50,000 Holocaust survivors are being made available to British schoolchildren through a video project devised by Steven Spielberg.

The first schools-specific use of the Hollywood director's 10-year project to record the testimonies of Holocaust survivors is being launched at Pimlico School in south London today - 60 years after the first Nazi war criminals were hanged.

Through the Recollections DVD programme, students can learn about the Holocaust by engaging with survivor testimony through interactive technology.

The Shoah Foundation Institute set up by Spielberg, the director of Schindler's List, has collected stories of survivors including Jews, homosexuals, gypsies and political prisoners.

It has worked with the Holocaust Educational Trust to produce Recollections: Eyewitnesses Remember The Holocaust.

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