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Barkingside pupils speak to Holocaust survivor about life at Bergen Belsen

13:27 29 January 2013

King Soloman High School have a seminar about the Holocaust. Holocaust Survivor Lady Zahava Kohn, (middle) talks about her experience.

King Soloman High School have a seminar about the Holocaust. Holocaust Survivor Lady Zahava Kohn, (middle) talks about her experience.

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A Holocaust survivor, alongside her daughter, told her moving and incredible story to sixth form students in Redbridge to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday.

King Solomon High School, Forest Road, Barkingside hosted the interschool seminar, Lessons from the Holocaust, in partnership with Beal High School, Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge, to 150 students from eight secondary schools on Thursday.

Lady Zahava Kohn, 77, accompanied by her daughter Hephzibah Rudofsky, 49, spoke about her mother’s experiences in Westerbork and then Bergen Belsen concentration camp until her liberation.

Zahava’s brother, Jehudi, who now lives in Israel, was saved from being sent to a concentration camp by his parents handing him over to the Dutch resistance at the end of 1942 which helped to secure his survival.

She said: “I think this story holds a message of how the human spirit can rise above the damage and hardship others inflict.

“Instead of acting like victims, my mother and her family all moved forward to create new beginnings and embraced life with hope.”

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