Kingston’s Holocaust study days

By Jay Grenby, April 2, 2009
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Over 500 pupils from five south-west London schools have taken part in Holocaust workshops postponed from their original dates in early February because of the heavy snowfalls.

The programme — related to Holocaust Memorial Day and now in its third year — is a joint venture of the Kingston United and Liberal congregations. Expanded due to demand, it is now supported by neighbourhood grants from the local authority.

Pupils aged 13-15 were addressed by Holocaust survivors who discussed their experiences and the importance of the young generation rejecting all forms of prejudice.

“We were very glad to be able to rearrange this event,” said an organiser, “so that the students will not miss out on the opportunity to explore the lessons of history”.

    Last updated: 2:47pm, April 2 2009