A Lesson for the Future

Monday, 27 January marks Holocaust Memorial Day, a day which marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps. On this day we remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust and the millions of people killed as a result of Nazi Persecution and also subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

To mark Holocaust memorial, the History department invited Uri Winterstein (a Holocaust survivor) into school to speak to and take questions from our history students in Year 10.

This was Uri’s first visit and it is a great privilege to welcome him to William Howard School. Uri’s words were as much a message for the future as a lesson about the past. He reminded us that every generation must examine their attitudes to others and speak out against intolerance.

You can read about Mr Winterstein’s story here: Holocaust Education Trust – Uri Winterstein

Four students in Year 12 have recently participated in the Holocaust Education Trust (HET) ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project and have visited Auschwitz, will also be presenting in assemblies during the run up to Holocaust Memorial Day.