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VE Day

Before lockdown affected us, Harrogate High School was lucky enough to be part of the NYCC plans to remember VE Day and mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Cllr. Clark supported Harrogate High School with funding from his locality grant to enable students to launch the creation of a district-wide video archive of reminiscences of those who lived through the war. This gave students the opportunity of conducting, recording and editing video interviews.  

Students had the wonderful opportunity to interview two special guests: Arek Hersh, a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp, and Sheila Pantin, who was involved in the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945.

Students involved said it was amazing to meet such inspirational people that had been through so much and they hope we will be able to carry out more interviews in the future 

Although this is difficult in the current lockdown situation, perhaps if you have a family member who lived through the Second World War, you could talk take this opportunity to talk to them and document their stories and help add to this archive?

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