A Holocaust survivor came to Uckfield Community Technology College to talk to students about her experiences in a concentration camp where she was taken aged five.
Dorit Oliver Wolfe was taking part in a Holocaust Day which also included talks from Year 13 students Ben Poole and Clare Baker who were involved in an Auschwitz project and went to Poland to visit the extermination camp themselves.
The study day was organised for Year 12 students by the RS department at the college and its head Alison McMillan videos were shown of people who were children of the Holocaust and there were also talks from the RS department.
Alison said the presentation by Ben and Clare was “very moving … and really captured their experience.”
“Year 12 were given a talk by Dorit Oliver Wolfe, a Holocaust survivor turned pop star. She gave an inspiring talk about her experiences in a camp when she was just five-years-old and how her life developed after this.
“She managed to remain positive and humorous throughout her talk and everyone felt it was a privilege to be able to meet someone face-to-face who had been through such traumatic historical events.
“Many students bought copies of her booklet at the end of her talk, which she signed for them. The RS department then treated her to lunch in the staffroom, where she met many of the staff here too.
“It was an emotional and inspirational day and a true pleasure to have her in our school.”