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Waseley students learn lessons from Holocaust survivor

Waseley students learn lessons from Holocaust survivor Waseley students learn lessons from Holocaust survivor
Updated: 10:43 am, May 07, 2015

YOUNG people from Waseley Hills High School got to find out about the Holocaust first-hand from a special visitor who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Mindu Hornick spoke to year nine students about her experiences there with her mother, sister and two brothers.

She also talked about how, after surviving with her sister, she rebuilt her life in England after the war.

One student, 14-year-old, Hannah said: “I found it very hard when she spoke about losing her mother and brothers because I am very close to my mother and I don’t know what I’d do if anything happened to my little brother.”

Another student, Katie, added: “I also found it interesting that her belief in God was made stronger after the Holocaust.”

Rebecca Davidge, head of religion, philosophy and ethics, said: “We were honoured to have Mindu spend time with us.

“She brought meaning and reality to what our students had learnt about in lessons.”

And Mindu said: “I was also tremendously impressed by the various events that had been planned, and was particularly moved and touched by the wonderful, thoughtful poems, drama, music and art work.

“We survivors depend on this future generation to keep the memory alive.”

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