Animated film is up for a BAFTA

The animated form of Leeds Holocaust survivor Martin Kapel, whose story is told through the film.
The animated form of Leeds Holocaust survivor Martin Kapel, whose story is told through the film.
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A moving film created by a West Yorkshire-based animation company which tells the stories of Holocaust survivors in Leeds has been nominated for a BAFTA.

Children of the Holocaust features the incredible experiences of six members of Leeds-based charity the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association.

The film brings to life their stories of the Nazi atrocities during World War Two for a young audience through animation for the BBC Learning Zone. Now its creators, Huddersfield-based Fettle Animations, has found out they have been nominated for a A BAFTA.

The film is up for Learning Secondary Category of the Children’s Awards and the team has been invited to the ceremony in November.

Producer Kath Shackleton said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received this nomination. We’ve a team that have worked tirelessly on this throughout the year. It’s great to have everyone’s hard work and creativity recognised by this nomination. We can’t wait for the event in London. Our suits are at the dry cleaners in readiness.”

Children of the Holocaust can be viewed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zx5g7.

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