Holocaust survivor tells his story to Weston-super-Mare students
PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 May 2018
A Holocaust survivor spoke about his experiences of the mass World War Two genocide.
Ernest Simon addressed 200 year nine and 10 pupils from Hans Price Academy in a bid to raise awareness and understanding about the Holocaust and the 17 million people of were killed.
The Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) believes the genocide must have a permanent place in the nation’s collective memory.
Ernest also answered questions from the students about his time during the genocide.
Principal Tony Searle said: “It is a privilege for us to welcome Ernest to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.
“We are grateful to the HET for co-ordinating the visit and we hope by hearing Ernest’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”