STUDENTS learned about the horrors of Nazi Germany when a Holocaust survivor visited them to recount his experiences from the period.
More than 350 students from St Philip Howard Catholic High School, in Barnham, heard testimony from Ladislaus Löb, the Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Sussex, about his memories of being a refugee as a child.
During a short talk, he explained the struggles he and his father faced as they made their way across Europe seeking safety.
The visit was organised through the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Outreach programme, which is held in schools across the UK.
Sam Finniear is a Year-13 student who is one of two from the school to visit Auschwitz as part of the Lessons from Auschwitz programme it organises.
He said: “I was fascinated by Löb’s incredible story and how he eventually found solace in Sussex, as a lecturer of German for the university.
“It’s brilliant how a man who endured so much during the war as a child can finally speak about the Holocaust
and make a difference to so many young people’s lives.”