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Reflecting on the Holocaust

By March 30, 2022No Comments

To mark the recent National Day of Reflection, we had the privilege of hosting a webinar with Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke.

Eva, who lost most of her family in the death camps during the Second World War, was born at Mauthausen Concentration Camp in April 1945, just days before it was liberated.

She and her mother Anka were the only survivors of their family, 15 members of whom were killed in Auschwitz. Anka survived a nightmare three-week journey in an open coal truck as prisoners were moved to Mauthausen.

If the American Army hadn’t liberated the death camp three days after Eva’s birth, neither she nor her mother would have survived.

Her story is truly remarkable and we are so glad that some of our colleagues got to hear it.

One of our colleagues said: ‘It gave me a whole new insight on the Holocaust and reaffirmed my belief that the human spirit will always triumph over hate.’

We would like to thank the Holocaust Educational Trust for organising this experience for us all and say how fantastic it was for all those who participated to learn so much from Eva’s story.