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GCSE Historians attend Holocaust seminar and workshop

On Tuesday 30th January our Year 11 GCSE History group alongside Head of History, Mr M. Duffy, were fortunate enough to attend a seminar and workshop in the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2024. This event takes place annually in order to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.


The theme of this year’s workshop and seminar was poignantly entitled ‘The Fragility of Freedom’. Our students were told of the amazing story of Jewish nurse Margot Pogorzelski and her extended family by her daughter Diana detailing the events of Margot’s early life in Nazi Germany before escaping to England where she became a nurse, working throughout the Second World War.


The event proved to be an amazing experience for our students who learned a huge amount about the importance of awareness, tolerance and prevention and provided them with a detailed account of the harrowing situation faced by Europe’s Jewish population in the build-up to and during the Second World War which will be invaluable to their up-and-coming modular examination in May of this year.

 

(Pictured are members of the Year 11 GCSE History group at the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh and with guest speaker Diana Cook.)



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