We were delighted that a group of Y8 students attended a talk by holocaust survivor, Helga Weiss, at Jewish Book Week. Orli Vogt Vincent
interviewed Helga after the talk in her role as Young Editor for Spinebreakers. Here is what Eve and Rebecca had to say about the event:
“It was a truly amazing event and one which we will all remember for the rest of our lives.
Helga Weiss was a really good speaker and managed to talk in such good English despite it not being her first language. One of the most memorable thing she said was, “However many years go by since the Holocaust a small part of me will always remain there.” One of the students said, “I really felt that I had experienced what she had and I wish that I could get to hear many more Holocaust survivors and their truly unforgettable experiences.” She also signed her book which we all really appreciated as it means we could all have something to remember her by which will remain with us forever. Overall, it was a great success for all the students who went and was an event anyone could and did enjoy and appreciate.