Holocaust Memorial Day

On Thursday 24th January the History department hosted a live webcast to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The day marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The webcast was an interview between Robert Rinder, whose grandfather survived the Holocaust, and Harry Spiro BEM. It was very interesting and moving to listen to the survivor story from Harry Spiro and the tragic events that wiped out his family in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland. He talked about his journey to safety in England and how his survival has shaped his life. The students who attended were able to gain a deeper understanding of the human tragedy that was the Holocaust and reflect on the need to prevent genocide occurring again.

Mrs Yates