Surviving the Holocaust

Surviving the Holocaust

In March 2023, 2GCSE students were visited by Hephzibah Rudofsky. Hephzibah's mother, Lady Zahava Kohn, survived the Holocaust during WW2 and went on to set up a series of school talks to share her amazing story. As the Lycée is currently celebrating Europe (9th May is Europe Day - at the LFCG it is a European Fortnight from 9th to 19th May), it is important to remember one of the fundamental reasons which gave Europe's founders the grounds to build a pacified union.

The Lycée has welcomed Lady Zahava Kohn and her daughter Hephzibah for 14 years as guest speakers. Sadly Zahava passed away last summer. Her legacy lives on through her daughter.

Hephzibah gave a talk about Zahava's experience as a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Zahava and her parents were deported to Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp in Germany. By much luck and determination they all survived and were reunited with their youngest son Jehudi, whom they had given to the Dutch resistance to keep in hiding.

Article written by Ms Fletcher, teacher

In the article's cover photo are 2GCSE students with artefacts from Zahava's time at Bergen Belsen camp

More on the family's educational programme: here

Zahava book Zahava now

 

 

In March 2023, 2GCSE students were visited by Hephzibah Rudofsky. Hephzibah's mother, Lady Zahava Kohn, survived the Holocaust during WW2 and went on to set up a series of school talks to share her amazing story. As the Lycée is currently celebrating Europe (9th May is Europe Day - at the LFCG it is a European Fortnight from 9th to 19th May), it is important to remember one of the fundamental reasons which gave Europe's founders the grounds to build a pacified union.

The Lycée has welcomed Lady Zahava Kohn and her daughter Hephzibah for 14 years as guest speakers. Sadly Zahava passed away last summer. Her legacy lives on through her daughter.

Hephzibah gave a talk about Zahava's experience as a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Zahava and her parents were deported to Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp in Germany. By much luck and determination they all survived and were reunited with their youngest son Jehudi, whom they had given to the Dutch resistance to keep in hiding.

Article written by Ms Fletcher, teacher

In the article's cover photo are 2GCSE students with artefacts from Zahava's time at Bergen Belsen camp

More on the family's educational programme: here

Zahava book Zahava now

 

 

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