Over 150 students from Stratford-upon-Avon College will shortly have the privilege of hearing testimony from Holocaust survivor Uri Winterstein.
Uri’s visit to the College is being organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET)’s extensive all-year-round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK. His testimony will be followed by a question and answer session which will enable students to gain a better understanding of the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth.
Andrew Cropley, Principal and CEO at Stratford-upon-Avon College, 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 are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and 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.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational 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. Uri’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing his 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.”