The Holocaust Documentary Educational

Resource for Teachers & Students and Versions for Institutions


  • Holocaust Survivors’ Stories
  • Complete Historical Context
  • Kristallnacht
  • Children in the Holocaust
  • Forced Labor
  • The Final Solution
  • Mass Graves
  • Death Trucks – Gas Vans
  • Death Camps
  • Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka
  • Concentration & Death Camps
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Liberation
  • The Present
  • Messages to Humankind

The Absence – La Ausencia

United Nations Association Award Winning Holocaust Film

This movie is the Official Winner of The United Nations Association Global Wake-Up Festival 2011 for Best International Documentary Feature Film

La Ausencia (The Absence) by Lizbeth Schonfeld, Eitan Steinmetz, Rolando Lowenstein.

Official Winner of the United Nations Association Global Wake-Up Festival

Holocaust Documentary Film for Education

  • For middle and high schools, colleges, universities, institutions, NGOs, courses, libraries, museums, human rights studies, and centers.
  • The Absence – La Ausencia Holocaust movie and Study Guide has been distributed by The United Nations Holocaust Programme to 80 countries.
  • It is implemented as an educational tool in classrooms and auditoriums around the world to teach about the Holocaust in the history of mankind.
  • The Absence – La Ausencia is in the program of The Teachers Institute of the Holocaust Museum Documentation and Education Center – Dania, Florida by President Rositta Kenisberg.
  • The Absence – La Ausencia is distributed to educators at The Holocaust Teachers’ Institute at The University of Miami by Director Dr. Miriam K. Kassenoff.
  • The Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) shared the film online to their Members and Affiliates worldwide by its President, Dr. William L. Shulman.
  • Please download the Study Guide with a historical review of Dr. Michael Berenbaum, the most recognized scholar on The Holocaust in the United States.
  • Please download the Questionnaire from the Study Guide for your students, which contains a section of research, insight questions, and creative writing.
  • Please download My Thoughts Sheet for your students to write about their impressions and ideas.
  • Please post Student/Teacher Comments and your insights after viewing this Holocaust movie.

The Absence – La Ausencia Versions

35 min*Film features 12 survivors12 years and upMiddle & High School
60 min*Film features 12 survivors12 years and upMiddle & High School
100 minFilm features 15 survivors17 years and upHigh School & Colleges
150 minFilm features 20 survivors17 years and upInstitutions - NGOs
240 minFilm features 30 survivors17 years and upCourses - Libraries

*No Graphic Scenes
*Edited Version by Dr. Miriam K. Kassenoff, Director of The Holocaust Teachers Institute of The University of Miami

The Absence – La Ausencia is an important educational tool for teachers as a useful material to work with their students. It presents the history of The Holocaust, featuring eloquent Holocaust survivor’s testimonies from all the countries in which this event took place with the most relevant archival Holocaust footage.