Holocaust survivor tells story to Blaenau Gwent pupils
4:10pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in Gwent news
A HOLOCAUST survivor joined Blaenau Gwent schoolchildren on Tuesday night as they lit lanterns in memory of those who died in Nazi concentration camps.
The children from primary schools across the county had been learning about the Holocaust in the run-up to HolocaustMemorial Day.
Eva Clarke, who gave an hour-long talk to children at Abertillery Comprehensive School followed by a question-and-answer session, was born en-route to Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria, on April 29, 1945.
She and her mother, now in her 90s, are the only survivors in their family, 15 of whom were killed at Auschwitz.
After Mrs Clarke’s talk, the children walked to the Foundry Bridge to remember the Holocaust and represent building bridges in the community, explained Blaenau Gwent children and young people’s rights participation officer David Rees.
About 200 lanterns, which the children had made, were lit in memory of those who died.