Harry’s Holocaust story a vital lesson - The Worcester Observer

Harry’s Holocaust story a vital lesson

Worcester Editorial 31st Jul, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A HOLOCAUST survivor visited a Worcester school to tell pupils his experiences of the Second World War.

Harry Bibring spoke to students at Bishop Perowne CE College on Thursday, July 15 and gave his testimony of the atrocities he witnessed during the holocaust.

Students were also able to ask questions so they could better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth.

The visit was part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme.

Mark Pollard, Headteacher at Bishop Perowne CE College, said: “It is a privilege for us to welcome Harry Bibring to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.

“We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope by hearing Harry’s testimony; 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, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from all communities across the UK 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.”

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