To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, over 45,0000 students from across the UK joined our poignant live event which saw Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich in conversation with After the War author Tom Palmer.
Mala shared her story with us and answered questions from students about her experience. Many were interested to know how she was able to cope and keep going whilst imprisoned in a concentration camp, to which Mala responded,
“I must have had some sort of inner strength to keep going, a subconscious wish to survive.”
We also heard about Tom Palmer’s new story, written specially for Holocaust Memorial Day, called Small Steps. This five instalment story follows the inspiring life of Michael Novice, who was brought to the UK as a child refugee after the war. Michael is one of the Windermere Children, a group who inspired Tom’s novel After the War.
Thanks to generous funding support from the Marks Family Charitable Trust, the Association of Jewish Refugees and The Blue Thread, Small Steps and a host of other free literacy resources about Holocaust Memorial Day, created with Tom Palmer, are still available to download on our website.
100 schools who attended the event will also be given ten copies of After the War, thanks to funding support. Schools can also submit their students’ writing inspired by our resources to the Lake District Holocaust Memorial Project website, where some will be published.