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 Holocaust Talk

 

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 Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring gave a talk about his life to school children at Porth County Comprehensive . Pupils in years 9, 10 and 12 listened to Mr Bibring as he spoke about his life and some students also got the chance to interview him and were intrigued by the life he has led.  Born in 1925 in Vienna, Austria, Harry’s father’s menswear business was looted and destroyed in 1938.
 
He was arrested and Harry’s family were forced to leave their flat and live in a house together with 50 other Jewish women and children. The family were allowed to return to their flat following Harry’s father’s release, but by this point they knew they had to leave Vienna. His parents arranged for Harry and his sister to go to London and he corresponded with his parents until their deaths early on in the war. In May 1945, Harry met his wife-to-be and they married two years later and Harry went to night school in order to become a professional engineer. By 1958, Harry had three degrees and worked as an engineer and later he taught engineering until he retired in 1991.
 
Lewis Hubbard, a year 9 pupil, said: “I never thought I would be able to listen to someone speak for two hours but it was just so interesting.” Leighton Andrews also joined the afternoon which was filmed for the BBC Wales School Report, and explained afterwards that he thought it was so important that issues like this are still discussed in order for us to learn lessons from the past.
 
“A big thank you to all who made the afternoon possible, particularly Mr Bibring for sharing his story with us,” said Lynsey Morris, RE teacher. “Mr Bibring’s talk came about through the BBC Wales School report and the RE Department invited Mr Bibring in to talk to students. “The BBC School Report came into school to film the event which will be part of their School Report project on March 10 when pupils will visit the BBC news studios in Cardiff.”
 

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