Dexter Donates Holocaust Book

Published 26 February 2024

In recent issues of BartholoNews we have spoken of our partnership with the Centre of Holocaust Education at UCL as a Beacon School and about how the school marked Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) with a series of assemblies designed to enhance teaching and learning about the Holocaust. We asked members of our community to share their stories and we were delighted to hear from Dexter (7C3) who recently visited the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Nottinghamshire to hear a talk by Holocaust survivor, Arek Hersh.

Born in Poland, Arek was imprisoned in Łódz ghetto and later at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Arek survived a death march before finally being liberated from Theresienstadt in 1945. He was then sent to Britain as one of the “Windermere Boys”. Arek speaks with people of all ages about his experiences during the Holocaust, educating them about the dangers of intolerance and prejudice.

Dexter said: “The main reason we visited the National Holocaust Centre and Museum was to hear Arek’s talk. My parents took me to listen to Arek, as they felt it was important for me to hear his story. Looking around the Museum was a very powerful and inspirational experience”

Dexter was given a signed copy of Arek’s book ‘A Detail of History’ and he has chosen to donate the book to our school library, so that all students can have a chance to learn from Arek’s experiences. Our thanks to Dexter for this very important addition to our library and for sharing his experience with us.