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Steven’s Frank Words About The Holocaust

On Thursday 13th February, BAFTA award winning Holocaust survivor Steven Frank gave his Holocaust testimony to Year 7 pupils and answered their questions. All the pupils had already watched his BBC Newsround Special in advance of the talk to give it some context (if you have not managed to watch it yet, you can find it here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46932823 - where you will also see Steven's famous daughter too!) Mr Frank gave a superb, interactive presentation about his journey as a child from Amsterdam to the Czech Republic. He also showed the audience his yellow star and his soup pot that kept him and his family alive during the Holocaust. After his testimony, pupils asked many articulate questions, for example: “How did you get liberated?”; “Did you get any diseases?”; “Why was your connection with Margot Frank so strong?”; “How do you manage to talk so well about something so difficult?”; “What are the key messages that we can take from your story?” For most of the answers, you will need to talk to the Year 7s or the staff who were fortunate enough to hear him. However, his key message was to have good relationships and love for your family and community and to be resilient and cherish all the people around you.