Tracey yesterday visited the Bishop of Rochester Academy in Chatham to hear testimony from Holocaust survivor Steven Frank, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.
The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable pupils to better understand the nature of the Holocaust, and to explore its lessons in more depth.
“It was a real privilege to join the Bishop of Rochester hear and reflect on the very powerful and emotional personal testimony from Steven Frank who survived the events of the Holocaust. The lessons the students have learned from this will undoubtedly enable them to reflect and make a positive difference in their own lives.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:
“The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Steven Frank’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing her testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.
“At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.”