28/01/20 - Year 11 History Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January 2020
On the evening of Monday 27 January our Year 11 History pupils had the huge honour and privilege of being part of N Ireland’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration Service in Belfast City Hall. Our pupils travelled together with pupils and staff fromthe Royal School Armagh, Banbridge High School and New-Bridge Integrated College. Two of our pupils, Jodie Truesdale and Lucy Gray took part in the service that marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentrationand extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia. Holocaust survivor, Tomi Reichental was the powerful and very moving keynote speaker at this poignant event, who along with his family was held in the Bergen-Belsenconcentration camp from 1944 – 1945, until it was finally liberated by British troops. Our thanks go to Mr Megaw and Mrs Reid who accompanied our pupils to this very special and memorable event.
A recording of the HMD 2020 Commemoration Service will be able to view online through the Holocaust Memorial Day website:
Thanks to Mr Megaw and Mrs Reid who accompanied our pupils to this very memorable event.