EVA CLARKE - YOUNGEST SURVIVOR OF THE HOLOCAUST - VISIT TO BRYNTIRION COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL

Two hundred students and a number of parents were privileged to hear the incredibly inspiring testimony of Eva Clarke, the youngest survivor of the Holocaust.  Born in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Eva spoke of the horrors her family faced following their deportation from Czechoslovakia to camps such as Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, from which few ever returned.  Although harrowing, Eva's moving testimony was ultimately one of hope and survival, advocating a message of tolerance which our students will now carry into the future.

Eva's talk was accompanied by contributions from our own students to mark a truly special occasion.  Jemimah Grindell (Year 12) demonstrated her talents on the piano playing some highly appropriate music while Kayleigh Mackay (Year 9) read a Holocaust poem 'The Butterfly'.  Also, Students from the School History Club including HA Young Historian of the Year ​winner Molly-May Cook (Year 10) created a display illustrating the events of the Holocaust, highlighted by a collage of white roses representing student Sophie Scholl, whose non-violent White Rose Group opposed the Nazi regime.

We are extremely grateful to Eva for her visit in what turned out to be hauntingly apt cold weather.  We are sure that our students, whether studying the Holocaust for their GCSE exams or otherwise, will never forget this most important of lessons.