Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Essex/Suffolk: Holocaust survivor speaks to youngsters

PUBLISHED: 13:43 23 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:08 26 September 2014

University of Essex Professor Rainer Schulze gave a workshop with Holocaust survivor Frank Bright for area school pupils, including Northgate High School.

University of Essex Professor Rainer Schulze gave a workshop with Holocaust survivor Frank Bright for area school pupils, including Northgate High School.

Youngsters were asked to imagine the Facebook profile of a Holocaust victim as part of the launch of a competition in honour of a victim of the genocide.

The Dora Love Prize is offered each year by the University of Essex to encourage schools to develop projects ahead of Holocaust Memorial Week in January.

Dora Love was a Stutthof concentration camp survivor who received an honorary degree from the university for her work educating younger generations about the Holocaust.

The 2015 memorial week has a theme of Keep the memory alive. Projects can be performance, art or research.

Among the schools taking part are Ormiston Endeavour Academy and the Northgate High School, Ipswich, the Colne Community College, Brightlingsea, East Bergholt High School and Maltings Academy, Witham.

A launch event held at the university today saw youngsters addressed by Holocaust survivor Frank Bright and a number of experts. Workshops looked at topics including forgotten victims of the Holocaust and discrimination today.

Professor Schulze, co-ordinator of Holocaust Memorial Week at the university since 2007, said: “Through the Dora Love Prize we hope to ensure that the Holocaust is not seen by young people as something that happened a long time ago in a far-away country but as something with significance today.

“We also try to highlight that whilst the Jews were by far the largest group of victims of the Nazi extermination policy, the Nazis targeted other groups as well, including Roma, disabled people, gay men and more.

“Prejudice and hatred of people because they seem different continues in our society today, including in Britain, and we want to ask what attitudes and prejudices still prevail around us, and within ourselves, which made the Holocaust possible.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Blackbirds battled with blue tits and came out on top to rule the roost in Suffolk’s gardens, results of a major survey reveal today.

The University of Suffolk has been ranked as one of the top 15 universities in the country for academic experience in the Times Higher Education student survey.

A pair of French bulldog puppies stolen from a house in Clacton have been reunited with their owner after an anonymous tip-off.

Ipswich Waterstones is inviting gamers of all ages this Saturday for a Big Board Game Day in support of the child protection charity NSPCC.

The chairman of the inquiry into Baby P’s death has urged care and social workers in Suffolk to deliver “old school social work” free of red-tape distractions in a speech delivered to hundreds of industry professionals and students in Ipswich.

More than 10 motorists a day were caught speeding on the A14 Orwell Bridge last month - but it seems most drivers are finally getting the message.

A gang of Ipswich men plied a vulnerable teenager with drink and drugs before taking it in turns to have sex with her, it has been alleged.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24