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Meet a Survivor

Survivors Trude Silman and Leisel Carter in conversation
Learning - A-level / post-16, GCSE, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Why not give your students the opportunity to meet a real Holocaust survivor and hear their story first hand?

We have several survivor speakers who are able to come to the Centre and speak to school groups. All our speakers have a unique story to tell and are experienced in talking to young people.

Survivor speakers are available to come to Huddersfield as an add-on to an Active Learning Session booking.  You would book an Active Learning Session of your choice in the morning, then have a speaker after lunch. Survivor talks last about 90 minutes, including questions.

Iby Knill survived Auschwitz-Birkenau and Lippstadt concentration camps and came to the UK after the war with her British husband. Iby is happy to talk to students aged 14 and over.

Arek Hersh survived the Lodz ghetto and several concentration camps, including Auschwitz. Arek shows a film of his experiences then answers questions. His talk is suitable for students aged 14 and over.

Leisel Carter tells the story of her journey to England as a four-year-old child refugee. Leisel’s story is suitable for children of any age.

Trude Silman describes her early life in Czechoslovakia, her escape to England as a nine-year-old refugee, and her lifelong search to learn about her mother’s fate. Trude’s talk is appropriate for primary aged children upwards.

Martin Kapel was deported from his home in Germany to Poland in October 1938, then the following year came to the UK on the Kindertransport. He was eight years old. Martin’s talk is suitable for children of any age.

Survivor talks cost a flat rate of £200 in addition to the cost of your Active Learning Session.  This covers the cost of the speaker’s transport and support for them both on site and after they get home.

Please contact us to discuss the availability and suitability of a speaker for your group.