Holocaust survivor in talk to Waseley pupils

By Tristan Harris Friday 07 February 2014 Updated: 12/02 21:53

YOUNG people from Waseley Hills High found out more about The Holocaust when survivor Susi Bechhofer visited the school.

The event was organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust and, after speaking to 145 year nine students, there was a question and answer session so the pupils could gain a better understanding of what happened.

Headteacher Alan Roll said the school was grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit.

“It was a privilege for us to welcome Susi Bechhofer to our school and her story will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.

“We hope that by hearing Susi’s story, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”

Karen Pollock MBE, the Holocaust Educational Trust’s chief executive, added there was no better way of getting the mesage across than the testimony of a survivor.

“Susi’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing her testimony, students had the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism could ultimately lead.”

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