On Tuesday 8th June, Year 10 students from The Wallace High School heard a testimony from Holocaust Survivor, Mala Tribich, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).
The testimony was followed by a question and answer session which enabled students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and explore its lessons in more depth. The visit was part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the United Kingdom.
Head of History, Neil Armstrong, commented: “It was a privilege for us to welcome Mala to our school and her testimony provided a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for coordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Mala talk, it will encourage our pupils to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”
Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the 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.
Mala’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.”
The pupils and staff present all enjoyed listening to Mala. Year 10 pupil Peter Sands said: “We all enjoyed listening to Mala who really is a remarkable lady. Her testimony was emotional and we appreciate her taking the time out to come and speak to us all at Wallace.”
Last modified: June 14, 2010