Year 11 20th Century History
On Monday 9th May, the Year 11 20th Century History classes visited the Jewish Holocaust Museum in Elsternwick.
The class were able to discuss and explore the events of the Jewish Holocaust in the Museum, as well as listen to a Holocaust survivor. Joe, 89, shared his story of growing up in Berlin, surviving a horrific train crash as a boy only to be sent to a concentration camp after being arrested by French police during WW2. Joe was able to survive by scrounging more food and relying on his trade of welding, unlike so many others who perished in the camps. He, along with his mother and brother, survived the war and moved to Australia in 1946. Joe volunteers at the Holocaust Museum every week, sharing his stories with students from schools all over Victoria. He commented on the importance of remembering the past and showing respect to others facing terrible situations around the world today.
The students were very appreciative of Joe sharing his testimony with them.
Vanessa Pratt and Amy Farrell