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Holocaust Survivor Talk

Author: M WilkinsonPosted: 26th September 2019 11:19

On Wednesday 18 September, six Year 13 History students were lucky enough to hear from Holocaust survivor John Dobai at McAuley School about his experiences of the event and the importance of remembering it. As part of the Lessons from Auschwitz project organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust, the talk was an opportunity to learn more about the history of the genocide and its impact on affected communities and individuals. The talk illustrated both the effect the Holocaust had on John’s own family in Hungary and the significance of individuals such as Raoul Wallenberg in opposing the Nazis’ atrocities. John also highlighted the current rise of anti-Semitism and extremism, and the importance of opposing this and learning from the Holocaust. Following a presentation, students were able to ask John questions about the impact of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism on his own family and their decision to move to England following the war. The event was very informative and all the students who attended gained much from it.

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