Holocaust Survivor visits Academy

On Wednesday 7th November the Academy were fortunate enough to be visited by Eve Krugler – A survivor of the Holocaust. Eve recounted her personal story of growing up during the Nazi occupation to both year 7 and year 13 students. She then spent time answering questions about her experiences.

Eve was born in Germany, and was seven years old in 1938 when Kristallnacht – the night of the broken glass – took place. Her family was torn apart by the Nazis, her parents survived concentration camps, her youngest sister forced into hiding, and Eve and her other sister sent to America and into foster homes. Remarkably, they were all reunited in 1946.

This is the second year that the English Department has arranged for Eve to visit Cornwallis through the Holocaust survivor’s charity. Year 7 students studied ‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman during term one which is dedicated by Gleitzman to ‘all the children whose stories have never been told’.

It was an honor to host Eve, and both students and staff were incredibly touched by her honesty and determination in the face of adversity.

 

Miss Scott

KS3 Coordinator for English