Year 9 at the National Holocaust Memorial Centre

Year 9 were lucky enough to hear Simon Winston give a talk at the Holocaust Memorial Centre today.  Born in a village that was Poland and is now Ukraine, Simon and his family survived in hiding due to his father’s careful preparation, the kindness of strangers and luck. The girls listened attentively as Simon told how his earliest memories were of living in small, dark places and knowing that danger was very near.  He was very keen to tell his young audience that they must take up the challenge to stand up for diversity and to realise that genocide grows more likely when prejudice and stereotyping become acceptable.  It was a challenge similar to that laid down to students who worked with the Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel at the PeaceJam conference last week.  Once again we are grateful to the Holocaust Memorial Centre for welcoming us to their exhibition, gardens and memorial hall.

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