Holocaust Survivors Story

Published 2 February 2023

Our Year 12 students were given the unique opportunity to listen to the testimony of a Holocaust Survivor (Harry Bibring) through his son (Michael Bibring). Unfortunately, Harry passed away in 2019 and as a result, Michael is committed to continue his father’s work in spreading awareness about the Holocaust, with an aim of helping to prevent future genocides. Students listened to Harry’s testimony, which was supported with video clips and were given the opportunity to look at a range of historical artefacts. After the event, a selection of students met with Michael for a light lunch where they asked further questions.

Isabella Warner, who is one of four students who are travelling to Poland in February with the Holocaust Educational Trust, to visit the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, said, “I felt very privileged to hear all that he had to say. Listening to him talk, especially in the light lunch meeting, was really enjoyable and he seemed really keen to listen to our questions. I loved hearing the stories he told us and his opinions.”

We look forward to working with Michael and the Holocaust Educational Trust in the future.

As part of Holocaust Memorial Day, Mr Sharpe, former Deputy Head at St Bart’s, also gave an assembly about the Holocaust to Year 10.