School pupils welcomes visit Holocaust survivor
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Pupils at Thetford Grammar School were visited by a Holocaust survivor who helped them to better understand the Holocaust.
Organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET), Eva Clarke visited the year 9, 10 and sixth form pupils to tell her family’s story.
Eva was born in the Mauthausen concentration camp, Austria, on April 29 1945, three days later the camp was liberated by the US Army.
In 1941 her parents were sent to a ghetto just outside Prague where they were put to work.
The pair were separated in 1944 and Eva’s pregnant mother was selected for slave labour work. Her father was shot in 1945.
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Emma Bailey, head of history at the school, said: “We are grateful to the HET for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Eva’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”
In 1948 Eva, her mother and step father emigrated to the UK.
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