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Packed Duckering Hall hears testimony of Holocaust survivor

Students and staff from Collyer’s have heard a personal testimony from Holocaust survivor Hannah Lewis. Hannah moved to Britain at the end of the Second World War and now shares her harrowing testimony, to educate today’s generation and help them understand the impact the Holocaust had on the world.

This was Hannah’s fourth visit to the college, and after each talk Collyer’s invite students to represent the college in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, which is decided by competitive entry. The Ambassadors for 2017/18 were Julia Marchesan and Kat Bayes.

The scheme involves a seminar in London arranged by the Holocaust Trust, a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum, led by local expert guides and trained educators from the Holocaust Educational Trust. A second seminar in London enables participants to reflect on their experiences, consider contemporary lessons of the Holocaust and devise practical ideas for passing on these lessons.

Collyer’s Principal, Sally Bromley, said: “It was an honour for us to welcome Hannah Lewis to our college, and we are incredibly grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust and Ann Mutluer for co-ordinating the visit.”

Collyer’s first year students, Kiah Morgan and Zac Quiglieri, gave the vote of thanks to Hannah after the talk, on behalf of the Collyer’s community.

For more information about the Holocaust Educational Trust, please visit: www.het.org.uk

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