Talk from Holocaust survivor

10th June 2013

On Monday 10th June seventy five students in Year 9 were privileged to hear a two hour testimony from Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring as part of their study on the era of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Born in Vienna in 1925, Harry delivers his testimony to schools across the country describing his family’s experiences of living in Nazi-occupied Austria before he and his sister were evacuated on the Kindertransport scheme.

Harry’s personal, humorous yet emotive testimony had a powerful and lasting effect on the students and helps to remind us all of the many lessons we can learn from the Holocaust in order to make a positive difference in our own lives.

Our thanks go to Harry for sharing his story with us and to the Holocaust Educational Trust for their help in co-ordinating the visit.

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:

“The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Harry’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing his testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead

“At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.”

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