STUDENTS from University Academy Birkenhead (UAB) took part in Wirral’s commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.
Each year, the people of Wirral remember the millions of people who were systematically killed during the Holocaust between 1941 and 1945, and it gives students the chance to reflect on this episode in history and the lessons that can, or haven’t been learned.
Sean Mills and Jessica Dennis made a public declaration of a “Statement of Commitment” to remember the Holocaust.
Students heard from Joanna Millan, who survived a Nazi concentration camp as a young child.She was born in Berlin in the early years of the war and her father was killed in the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.
Sean said: “It was a solemn occasion, but a really moving experience, in which the horrors of the Holocaust were explained.It really brought home these terrible events. I was pleased to be a part of it, and felt proud to represent UAB.”
Geraint Parry, principal at UAB added: “Events like these help carry the message of the Holocaust through the generations.
“It is through the moving testimony of people like Joanna that our students can learn from the lessons of the past.”