Holocaust Survivor visit

Posted by Suzanne Alexander

A very big ‘thank you’ to Holocaust Survivor, Simon Winston, who came in to talk to our Year 9-13 History students last Friday 23rd November.  It was an extremely moving and interesting visit.DSC_0007

Year 11 students Madeline Rumley and Gracie Jai Longden presented Mr Winston with a poinsettia plant as a token of our appreciation for his visit.

Simon was born in 1938, in Radzivillov which at that time was in Poland, and is now in Ukraine. He lived happily with his family until the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. In 1941 Nazi soldiers arrived in Radzivillov, and a ghetto was established. Simon and his family were held there until September 1942, when Simon’s father engineered their escape using some of the gold he had previously hidden. The family then went into hiding, and remained in hiding until just prior to the end of the Second World War when Russian troops liberated the area. Simon and his family moved from D.P camp to D.P camp before eventually coming to England and settling in Nottingham.

For more information, visit the Holocaust Education Trust website: https://www.het.org.uk/

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