Sunday, November 22, 2009



As Director of the Tokyo Holocaust Education and Resource Centre, Fumiko Ishioka wanted to have some artefacts on display. So she contacted the Auschwitz Museum and they lent her a number of items including the suitcase of one of the millions of Jewish children who died in concentration camps during World War II.

This prompted Ishioka to find out more about the owner. This film documents her research with recreations, interviews and family photos without dwelling on the Holocaust itself. Perhaps most poignant of all are the comments from the schoolchildren who tell us what they've learned about Hana and the contents of her suitcase.

for some disturbing images.

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