Children to meet Holocaust survivors in ‘Tomorrow’s Testimony’ event

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Children to meet Holocaust survivors in ‘Tomorrow’s Testimony’ event

Youngsters under the age of six will meet Shoah survivors in a day of interactive events, before being given a booklet with testimony to read when they are older.

The event, Tomorrow's Testimony
The event, Tomorrow's Testimony

Youngsters under the age of six will meet a Shoah survivor in a groundbreaking event to ensure their testimony is remembered by the next generation.

The event on September 12, called Tomorrow’s Testimony, will lead children six years-of-age and younger in a day of interactive events that will not be about the Holocaust and a family photograph with the survivor.

The children will be sent a booklet with the photograph and testimony, which families will be encouraged to give it to their children at a suitable age.

The concept behind the booklet, say March of the Living, who are organising the north-west London event, is for children to eventually share the testimony of the survivor that they met, “becoming a witness for life.”

Survivor Eve Kugler is taking part in the event, and said it “means so much” for children to feel connected to her story.

“They will remember me, because  they will have the photo taken of us together and will have my family’s story,” said the 90-year-old. 

“Remembering the Holocaust in the future is vital, but this is not a serious day. It will be great fun to do the activities together and spend time with them.”

“We are not teaching the history of the Holocaust to 3 and 4 year olds,” explained Scott Saunders, the founder of March of the Living.

“We are ensuring that in 10 plus years’ time, when the survivors are not with us, their memory, their stories and the importance of learning about the Holocaust will live on through these young people.”

Tickets for the event can be booked on the following link.

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