Holocaust Survivors' Visit 2017

On Tuesday 28th February 2017  S2 pupils met in the Assembly Hall to hear the stories of Henry and Ingrid Wuga. As part of the History department’s ongoing link with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust we were able to invite Henry and Ingrid to the school to share their story as Holocaust Survivors. The Jewish couple explained that they had grown up in Germany during the Nazi’s regime of terror. Amazingly, Henry and Ingrid had been two of almost 10,000 Jewish children who were evacuated to Britain between 1938-1939 as part of the ‘Kindertransport’. The couple met in Scotland and have now been married for 73 years. They shared their experience with S2 and taught them important lessons about discrimination and prejudice. S2 were left inspired by the visit and have written letters of thanks to Henry and Ingrid.
Mr and Mrs Wuga    Pupils listen to Mr and Mrs Wuga
Mr and Mrs Wuga at Bishopbriggs Academy

S2 have been working hard to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust are not forgotten. In January many S2 pupils met with Saskia Tepe, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and Umutesi Stewart, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide on Holocaust Memorial Day. The pupils listened to the survivor’s stories and asked insightful questions. In class and at home S2 have been producing outstanding work to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. 

Mr and Mrs Wuga with S2 pupils

Mr and Mrs Wuga with pupils

Mr and Mrs Wuga talking to pupils