Why We Must Bear Witness

I heard from a Holocaust survivor while I was at school. My generation might be the last who can, which is why we must bear witness.


I first met a Holocaust Survivor when I was 16.


Eva Clarke BEM was born in Mauthausen concentration camp on 29th April 1945, just days before it was liberated.


Days after this meeting, I visited the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Museum. When allied forces swept across Europe in 1945, they liberated camp after camp.


The world swore ‘never again,’ as the horrors of the Holocaust came to light. However, time and time again, we have seen genocides taking place across the world.


We must learn from the mistakes and heartaches of our past, taking notes of the contemporary relevance of such events and ensuring the world that we, as young people, are shaping is free of persecution and prejudice.


Having worked with survivors has become an integral part of my life, and I felt it important to share some of these pivotal moments of mine, with you.


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