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Keep The Memory Alive - Thornhill School Keep The Memory Alive

Posted by Louise Newton at 2:47PM on 01 April 2015

Tuesday 31st March was a very memorable day indeed for Thornhill School. In conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, 85 year old Holocaust survivor Mr Zigi Shipper visited school to give his testimony.

Our audience including parents, pupils, staff, partner primary school children, community representatives and Sunderland’s Mayor and Mayoress, all listened in awe as Zigi recalled the atrocities he and others had endured.

His concluding words are a message to us all in terms of challenging any form of prejudice, “Do not hate because of nationality or colour. Remember one thing, we are all human beings. Don’t hate and never give up.”

Thornhill school is very grateful to Zigi and also to former pupil Mr Peter Bull (now teaching in Liverpool) who facilitated this remarkable event. Mr Bull also told us that having left Thornhill more than 30 years ago, he still adopts our school motto “Learn to Live”

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Comments

At 10:23PM on 01 Apr 2015, No name Lel said...
It was amazing to actually have a holocaust survivor in our school , in helped us more to understand and I think we are dead lucky to have a Lovley man to come in and share his story with us x
At 9:23AM on 02 Apr 2015, farhan said...
great experience
At 12:10PM on 02 Apr 2015, darna leng said...
was quite good tbh xxxxx
At 12:21PM on 02 Apr 2015, jimmy watson said...
The words he said was so precious to my heart
At 12:22PM on 02 Apr 2015, Liam brown said...
Me and Halima loved this man so much we finally seen what he went through and had a great understanding
At 8:09PM on 02 Apr 2015, Peter Bull said...
It was great to accompany Zigi into Thornhill and meet so many mature articulate students. I left Thornhill in 1982 and I would like to say a big thank you for the warm welcome we received
At 12:27PM on 22 Apr 2015, jimmy grimble said...
Zigi Shipper is a man of wise words. Sitting there listening to him made me realise many things. “Do not hate because of nationality or colour. Remember one thing, we are all human beings. Don’t hate and never give up.” - this will stick with me for the rest of my life
At 9:43AM on 23 Apr 2015, benparky son said...
Great experience!
At 7:33PM on 25 Apr 2015, Maryam Begum said...
I think that was beautiful. As he was telling his story i was crying. i always remember the words "Do not hate because of nationality or colour. Remember one thing we are all human beings. Don't hate and never give up".
At 1:48PM on 29 Apr 2015, Ethan Clabby said...
Noble Achieving Zigi Is inspiring
At 1:41PM on 30 Apr 2015, becky swales said...
I loved this it made me cry :(
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