Holocaust survivor tells his story to Weston-super-Mare students

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 May 2018

Holocaust survivor Ernest Simon with pupils from Hans Price Academy.

Holocaust survivor Ernest Simon with pupils from Hans Price Academy.


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.”

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