Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils joined hundred’s of schools today, as they listened to Holocaust survivor, Susan Pollack MBE share her testimony on a live webcast from the Holocaust Educational Trust, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. Susan was born in Hungary and was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She survived working as a slave labourer and was sent on a death march to Bergen-Belsen where she was liberated by British Forces on 15th April 1945.
Pupils were clearly moved by her sobering account and inspiring words which added depth, poignancy and realism to their history syllabus, namely the Development of Dictatorship in German 1918-1945 and Antisemitism: 1933-1939 and 1939-1945.
Headmaster, Mr Fletcher would like to encourage parents of Senior School pupils to take time to discuss the webcast at home, to pause, to remember, and to consider the choices ahead of us and the lessons that need to be learnt.
‘We all want to create a society with no more racism, no more antisemitism, no more accusations against ‘others’. I am absolutely convinced that each generation needs to be taught these lessons.’ Susan Pollack
Further information can be found on the Holocaust Educational Trust website www.het.org.uk where the webcast is available for playback.