On 2 March 2016 students in the Creative Writing class at WEA Stand Road will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Simon Winston, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). This visit is part of HET’s extensive all year round Outreach programme, which is available to schools across the UK.
The testimony will be followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth.
Creative writing tutor Andrew Stuart said:
“It is a privilege for us to welcome Simon Winston to our class and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that hearing Simon’s testimony will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust 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. Simon’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing his 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.”