Stroud High School pupils hear Holocaust stories
Holocaust survivor Rudi Oppenheimer spoke to Year 9 pupils from Stroud High about his experience during the Holocaust (1775693)
HOLOCAUST survivor Rudi Oppenheimer shared his experiences with pupils at Stroud High School on Tuesday, October 22.
He talked to year nine pupils and answered questions to enable the girls to have a better understanding of the holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth.
Mr Oppenheimer's family were temporarily spared deportation when the Nazis invaded Holland in May 1940 because his father worked for the Jewish Council.
However they were later deported to Bergen-Belsen in Germany before, in April 1945, the Oppenheimer children found themselves on the last train out of the camp.
After travelling for 14 days they awoke to find their guards had gone, soldiers from the Russian army had arrive and they were liberated.
High School interim headteacher Cindi Pride said: "It is a privilege for us to welcome him, his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced."
The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.
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