The key note speaker at the event was Mala Tribich MBE, a survivor from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, liberated by British forces in April 1945.
It was a heart-wrenching talk but I think that it is important to reflect on the lessons we can learn from history, especially when we consider modern day injustices and the scapegoating of minority groupsChristian Fuller
Mala spoke about her experiences in the Piotrkow ghetto, the first in Poland, and then later at Ravensbruck and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps.
Sadly, like many survivors, Mala lost most of her family and many friends during the holocaust.
Following the war, Mala briefly lived in Sweden and then joined her brother in Britain and she has worked tirelessly to promote holocaust education since then, awarded with an MBE by the Queen for her services.
Just this week, Mala attended an event at the Senedd in Cardiff and on Monday, she is meeting with 150 other survivors at a Memorial event in London. A programme about this event is being shown on the BBC on Monday 27th January to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, it will be available on iPlayer.
Year 13 student and senior prefect, Christian Fuller commented, “It was a heart-wrenching talk but I think that it is important to reflect on the lessons we can learn from history, especially when we consider modern day injustices and the scapegoating of minority groups.”
Our thanks go to Roy Thurley, Sharn Ashbridge and the rest of the Llandudno Holocaust Memorial Committee for organising this event and to the congregation at the Emmanuel Christian Centre in Llandudno for hosting.