CLS commemorates Holocaust Memorial Week
This week we commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day with a series of events. Early in the week, our Jewish Society hosted an incredibly moving talk by Holocaust survivor Manfred Goldberg in the Great Hall. He was liberated in Germany on 3 May 1945 having survived one of the Nazi’s infamous Death March. It is a true sign of how emotional his story was that he was able to hold a strong audience in a captivated silence for a forty minutes that felt like just ten.
As the Holocaust ended over seventy years ago now, it is vital that we listen to these first-hand accounts from the relatively few remaining survivors while we still can.
The Holocaust Educational Trust delivered sessions to our Second Form and our Third and Fourth Formers took part in a webcast of Harry Spiro (a Holocaust survivor) being interviewed by Robert Rinder (aka Judge Rinder).
Our final event was the annual Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, which brought a poignant week to an end.
It is vital that we listen to these first-hand accounts from the relatively few remaining survivors while we still can.