On Friday 24th January, all Year 10 and 11 students listened intently to the testimony of Holocaust survivor, Susan Pollack MBE, via weblink. The event was organised by the Holocaust Education Trust, with over 50,000 students nationwide watching her testimony. Susan’s articulate portrayal of her personal story of persecution at the hands of Nazi Germany and the horrors of life in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen was truly unforgettable. Susan provided a chronological account of how the persecution against her family became more extreme over time, with acts of personal bravery and courage a key theme throughout her experience. Susan ended her talk with a Q&A session, where she provided further insights into the horrors experienced during the Holocaust. For the staff and students present, Susan’s testimony will live long in the memory and enriched and developed our understanding of the Nazi persecution of Jews during the Second World War. If you would like to know more about Susan’s story, you can visit the following website: https://www.het.org.uk/survivors-susan-pollack, or watch the numerous interviews she has given that are available on YouTube.
Curriculum Leader for History