Visit from Holocaust Survivor, Joan Salter
On Wednesday 1 March, our Year 10 and 11 students at White Lodge heard testimony from Holocaust survivor, Joan Salter, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). She gave a talk describing her experiences as a just a young baby when war broke out and her family’s incredible story of survival, travelling all across Europe to escape persecution.
The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.
Suzanne Gunton, Head of English and PSHE said:
‘It is a privilege for us to welcome Joan Salter to our school and her testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Joan’s testimony, it has encouraged our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.’
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:
‘The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Joan’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing her testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.
‘At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.’
Learn more about the Holocaust Educational Trust.