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London Students visit Holocaust Survivors'

London Students visit Holocaust Survivors
Students from schools across London, participating in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project, continued their journey with a visit to Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre in Hendon.
The group met with the Holocaust survivors as part of the final section of a four part course that enables two 16 year old students from every school and college in the UK to further their understanding and knowledge of the Holocaust.  The course includes a one-day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, an orientation seminar to prepare for the experience, a follow-up seminar to reflect on the day and a ‘Next Steps’ project which aims to teach others in their local community about the Holocaust.

Lily Ebert, a member of the centre said: “It means so much to me to meet with these students so that we can share our stories and help them gain greater insight into what we went through.

The afternoon was an opportunity for the students to meet and hear about the survivors’ experiences during the Holocaust. The students also had the chance to learn more about the survivors’ lives after the War as well as gain an insight into their lives today.


Aicha Konde, a student from Enfield County School commented; “Today we heard from Freddie Knoller who said his, and his fellow Holocaust survivors’, biggest fear is that one day there will be no one to continue sharing what they went through during the Holocaust. Hearing what Freddie said today has definitely strengthened our determination to encourage more young people to remember the Holocaust, and we will definitely do our best in continuing to share the stories of those survivors we met.”

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