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Holocaust survivor visits Honley school.

HONLEY students heard first hand the testimony of a holocaust survivor.

Iby Knill, now in her 90s, told her personal story to Year 9 pupils at Honley High School.

The two talks were part of the Holocaust Educational Trust's extensive Outreach Programme, available to all UK schools.

Iby's testimony was followed by a question and answer session to help students better understand the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth.

Headteacher Chris Sylge said: "It was a privilege for us to welcome Iby Knill to our school and her testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.

"We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Iby's testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives."

Karen Pollock MBE, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust said: "The Trust educates and engages students from across the UK from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a sur vivor.

"Iby's story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and, by hearing her testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead."

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I WILL SURVIVE: Iby Knill with Honley High School students, from the left: Erin Hemphill, Seth Quesne, Neave Luckow and Luke Boulton

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 30, 2013
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