SJR students and Lisa Nandy MP were privileged to hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, John Dobai as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).
The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable students to enhance their understanding of the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. The visit was part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.
Principal Peter McGhee said: “It is a privilege for us to welcome John Dobai to our college and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing John’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”
The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way of doing this than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. John’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing his testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.