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Antony Lishak visits JCoSS

We were delighted to host the well-known children’s writer, Antony Lishak, for the day in late November.

He spoke to all Year 8
students about the research he has been doing for his new book which is based on the diaries and documents that form the Warsaw
Ghetto Archive, discovered at the end of World War Two. He spoke movingly about what we have learnt about life in the ghetto from
this archive. The idea for his new book, exploring his Jewish heritage, was born out of a conversation with an elderly relative.

From questions and comments the students made during Antony’s visit, it is clear that many of our students also have stories to tell about the experiences of their relatives during the war. We are encouraging our Year 8 students to have conversations with grandparents/ great- parents/elderly relatives and to record their wartime experiences so that we can collect these stories to create our own historical archive.

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