Platform celebrates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights with new educational tool

Prague, 10 December – To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience is introducing a new educational tool for students – a series of short educational videos in English illustrating the violations of human rights by the Nazi and the Communist totalitarian regimes alike. The 29 short clips introduce and illustrate the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The short lessons from our common past illustrate the stories of people who faced the violation of their rights by totalitarian regimes (Nazism, Fascism, and Communism). The target group is primarily secondary school students anywhere in Europe and worldwide.

Introduction

Article 1
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 4

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.