Holocaust Survivor Shares his Story

On Monday 30th January the Year 13 History students had the opportunity to listen to a talk from Henry Schachter, who is a first generation Holocaust survivor.

The students were able to listen to Henry talk about how his family life in Germany was changed forever once the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, and how his mother had no choice but to send him to what she thought would be the safety of France when he was just 5 years old. Henry lost both his mother and father during the Holocaust, as well as many relatives.

It was a real privilege to be able to listen to Henry’s story, and parts of the talk was broadcast on ITV Wales later on that day. Our Sixth Formers were a real credit to themselves and the school and they all took a huge amount away from the talk.