Holocaust survivor visits Brentwood

Staff and students recently welcomed Holocaust survivor, Eva Clarke, to Brentwood School where she attracted an audience of over 250

Eva was born in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria, on 29th April 1945, just before the end of the Second World War. Fifteen members of Eva’s family were murdered at Auschwitz including her parents, father, uncles, aunt and her seven-year-old cousin Peter.

The survival of Eva was primarily due to the courage and fortitude shown by her mother, Anna Bergman. Eva’s personal testimony highlighted the ultimate tragedy that results from a tolerance of prejudice and hatred.

Eva is an engaging speaker and her words had a profound impact on everyone present. In 2013, four Brentwood Sixth Formers participated in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons From Auschwitz Project and Eva’s visit is part of Brentwood School’s ongoing process of forging stronger links with the Trust.

To learn more about HET’s work, visit https://www.het.org.uk/

 

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