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Archway Welcomes Holocaust Survivor

On 13th July, 80 students from years 8 and 9 heard testimony from Holocaust survivor, Mr Uri Winterstein.

A question and answer session enabled students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth.

     Mr Belford said “It is a privilege for us to welcome Uri Winterstein to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We hope that by hearing Uri’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”

 About Uri Winterstein

     Uri Winterstein was born in Bratislava, Slovakia in October 1943. When Uri was only a month old, his parents paid for him to be taken into the care of a non-Jewish woman, a Sudeten German who had not bought into Hitler’s hate campaign. As the family were preparing to go into hiding at any moment, they realised how difficult it would be to keep a baby quiet in hiding, so had no other choice but to leave their only son with a stranger.

     Nine of Uri’s wider family, including his 91-year-old grandmother, were sent to Auschwitz where they were killed. Uri has been speaking in schools for the Trust since 2013.