Holocaust survivors to share experiences with students at memorial event

Watford Synagogue to host two-day educational remembrance session

Published: Friday, 3rd February 2017

On Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February pupils from Watford Boys’ Grammar, Barclay School (Stevenage), Queenswood School (Hatfield), Hemel Hempstead School and Abbotts Hill School (Hemel Hempstead), along with Watford’s West Herts College, will mark Holocaust Memorial Day at an event hosted by Watford Synagogue.

Students in Years 9 to 13 will first have the rare opportunity to hear moving testimony from a Holocaust survivor and participate in an educational workshop relating historical facts about the Holocaust to contemporary issues. Both sessions will conclude with closing reflections from Watford Synagogue’s Rabbi Ephraim Levine and the lighting of a memorial candle.

The events are part of a bigger programme of Holocaust Memorial Day activities involving 3,000 pupils representing more than 50 schools across Hertfordshire, the London Borough of Harrow and the London Borough of Hillingdon. It aims to educate students about the Nazi atrocities, make a connection between the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and invite students to consider their personal responsibility to promote tolerance in today’s world.

Date

Speaker AM*

9.15am to 12.10pm

Speaker PM*

12.30pm to 3.30pm

Monday 6 February

Holocaust survivor

Eve Kugler

Holocaust survivor

Harry Olmer

Tuesday 7 February

Holocaust survivor

Sabina Miller

Holocaust survivor

Freda Wineman

*Timings approximate. Speakers subject to change.

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