Holocaust survivor tells his moving tale to students

Harry Bibring, who survived the Holocaust, talks to Peele Community College students on Monday. They are holding the last letters Harry's parents wrote to him before their deaths.
Harry Bibring, who survived the Holocaust, talks to Peele Community College students on Monday. They are holding the last letters Harry's parents wrote to him before their deaths.

Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring visited Long Sutton on Monday to deliver a presentation of his experiences as an Austrian Jew during World War Two.

Peele Community College students from Years 9 to 11 attended thought-provoking workshops run by Garry Clarkson, of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

A selected 15 students then listened to Mr Bibring’s vivid and moving recollections of the impact the Holocaust had on his close-knit family life and community.

Year 10 student Jade Mace said: “Harry’s story was heart-warming and it made me feel lucky that I have the freedom in life that I have.

“His message to us was clear – it is up to our generation to not allow this kind of discrimination to ever happen again.”

Headteacher Ian Charles, said students would undoubtedly reflect on their own values and communities as a result.