In Their Names

United Nations - Outreach Programme on the Holocaust
27. März 2024

Video Series | In Their Names

In Their Names invites five individuals from diverse regions to share with us how they have been shaped by their encounter with the history of the Holocaust. Speakers include educators, writers and human rights advocates and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.

Tali Nates is the Founder and Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and Chair of the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation. Ms. Nates has lectured internationally on Holocaust education, genocide prevention, reconciliation, and human rights. Ms. Nates was born to a family of Holocaust survivors. Her father and uncle were saved by Oskar Schindler.

Fumiko Ishioka directs the Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center. In 2000, she rented a suitcase from the Auschwitz Museum to convey the story of the Holocaust to children in Japan. The suitcase had a name, Hana Brady, a birth date, and the word Waisenkind ('orphan' in German) painted on it. Ms. Ishioka began researching the life of  Hana Brady, and eventually found her surviving brother, George, in Canada. Hana’s suitcase continues to travel around the world.

Alice Wairimu Nderitu is the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Ms. Nderitu is a recognized voice in the field of peacebuilding, violence prevention, mediation and reconciliation. Her grandfather, a veteran of the First and Second World War, taught her about the value of fahamu (consciousness – deep understanding - in Kiswahili) to comprehend the impact of war and the Holocaust.

Paul Salmons is an independent curator, education consultant and educator specializing in difficult histories. He co-founded the Centre for Holocaust Education at University College London.

Borso Tall is a freelance journalist and human rights educator. In 2019, she was granted a scholarship to participate in a History, Memory and Representation Study Tour of Poland and Germany. Shortly after her mother’s death, Ms. Tall visited sites commemorating the Holocaust and connected with the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. The experience inspired her to preserve memories of history through writing.

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