Erith and Thamesmead MP hears testimony of Holocaust survivor

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 November 2014 | UPDATED: 08:00 21 November 2014

Teresa Pearce MP visited Woolwich Polytechnic School to hear Mala Tribich’s testimony, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable pupils to better understand the nature of the Holocaust, and to explore its lessons in more depth.

Ms Pearce said: “It was a privilege to hear Mala Tribich speak, and her words will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.

“The innovative approach to teaching and learning at Woolwich Polytechnic School has enabled students to hear and reflect on the powerful personal testimony from one who survived the events of the Holocaust.

“The lessons the students have learned from this will undoubtedly enable them to be better citizens both now and in the future.

“I would like to thank Woolwich Polytechnic School for hosting this event and for being so welcoming, and I would also like to thank the Holocaust Education Trust for co-ordinating the visit.”

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.

“Mala Tribich’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and, by hearing her 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.”

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