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Schools to take part in holocaust memorial

Schools to take part in holocaust memorial

January 21, 2019
Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 programme

Between 28 January and 7 February, school pupils from west London and beyond will take part in a special programme of events hosted by local synagogues to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The students, in years 9 to 13, will participate in an educational workshop and have the rare opportunity to listen to a survivor of the Nazi’s holocaust (or, in a few cases, the child of a survivor) who will recount their personal experiences.

Like during last year’s Northwood Holocaust Memorial Day Events, local schools will be taking part.

Holocaust survivors Marianne and Peter Summerfield return to Ealing United Synagogue on 5 February to talk to students from Villiers High (from Southall); while on 7 February, Martin Bandel, the son of Michael Bandel, will share his father’s testimony with pupils from Brentside High (from Hanwell).

Last year, the Summerfields shared their stories with local pupils from the same schools. You can read more about their stories here.

Meanwhile, as we reported last week, Ealing Council will hold its annual service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at William Perkin High School on Friday (25 January). The mayor of Ealing, Councillor Tejinder Singh Dhami, will be joined at the school in Greenford by Councillor Peter Mason, cabinet member for housing, planning and transformation; the Reverend Dean Ayres, associate rector of Acton; along with the school’s pupils and local dignitaries.