Posted on February 1, 2019

Students hear Holocaust survivor’s story

Our students have taken part in a live webcast with Holocaust survivor Harry Spiro BEM to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The webcast allowed the students to learn about Harry’s experiences in the form of an interview with criminal law barrister and television personality Robert Rinder, better known as Judge Rinder.

Hearing Harry’s story enabled the students to see the full impact of the Holocaust on both individuals and their families.

Jo Bird, Politics tutor, said: “The students were shocked and moved by hearing of Harry’s experiences especially as he was the only survivor from the Holocaust from his whole family. Students were also engaged in the idea that, once you have heard Harry’s testimony, you are a witness to the horrors of the Holocaust for those who question it and that hate should be challenged.”