12:46PM, Saturday 08 March 2014
A Holocaust history lesson from a man who survived it left children captivated at Altwood C of E School in Maidenhead.
More than 130 pupils from year 12 and 13 took part in a full-day's workshop led by the Holocaust Educational Trust, held on Friday, February 28, at the school in Altwood Road.
Guest speaker was Jewish Austrian George Vulkan.
Now in his eighties, George told the story of how he fled Vienna with his parents during the war to seek refuge in England and how many of his family members didn't survive.
The school's religious studies co-ordinator Liz Wallace said: "You could hear a pin drop when George was speaking."
"There must've been 30 students who waited to speak to him afterwards."
Students also took part in a variety of workshops including about the yellow star of David badge and a lesson in pre-war Jewish life.
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