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Holocaust Memorial Day

The College continued its involvement with Holocaust Memorial Day at the Chatham Memorial Synagogue on 27 January.

A-level students Toni and Charlie Fowler delivered a talk on the impact that Auschwitz survivor Zigi Shipper has had on the College students and the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Zigi has visited the College for the past few years as a representative of the Holocaust Educational Trust to convey his memories of the Holocaust and his messages of peace. College students also have the opportunity annually to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. The students speech this year was particularly poignant as 2015 marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

MidKent College Graphic Design students designed images for the promotional materials and programmes for the event. Media students were also involved with filming the event in order to show others on their return to College.

Toni and Charlie said: “Our generation will be one of the last that can sit with and listen to survivors of the Holocaust giving their testimonies, sharing their memories and reminding us of what man is capable of doing to man when tolerance and compassion abandon us. 

“We have been lucky enough to have been able to hear from Holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper, and benefit from listening to his memories and recollections of the Holocaust and his life since the war.  Zigi has been visiting us at MidKent College since 2008, starting out in a small lecture hall with 50 people and now filling the College theatre to over 300 with waiting lists for those who missed the first day to book! We must not forget.”

The College is happy to announce that it will be hosting the event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2016.

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