Lisa Joins St John Rigby Students to Hear Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Lisa Joins St John Rigby Students to Hear Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy joined students at St John Rigby Sixth Form College yesterday to hear testimony from Holocaust survivor John Dobai, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable pupils to better understand the nature of the Holocaust, and to explore its lessons in more depth.

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust said:

“The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK about the Holocaust and there can be no better way 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 more about the Holocaust as well as where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.

“At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and those who survived.”

Wigan MP Lisa said:

“It was powerful and moving to hear John Dobai talk about his personal experience of the Holocaust. He reminded us that progress isn’t inevitable and that to prevent the horrifying events of the last century being repeated we all have a duty to stand up to antisemitism, racism and the demonization of other people.

“The staff and students at St John Rigby College and the Holocaust Educational Trust deserve real credit for giving Wigan’s young people the chance to meet one of the last witnesses to the greatest act of inhumanity in our history.”

February 24, 2017 By : Category: News Print