CDLHS Visit to Holocaust Memorial Centre, Laxton

7th July 2016

A group of CDLHS members visited the Holocaust Memorial Centre in 7th July this year and enjoyed a memorable and worthwhile afternoon.

Memorial Garden, Holocaust Centre

Memorial Garden, Holocaust Centre

Our visit started with a talk from Simon Winston who shared with us his escape, with his family, from the Holocaust all those years ago.  It was very moving to hear this account and to talk to Simon afterwards.

We were made very welcome by the staff at the Centre throughout the visit and after a delicious tea were taken round the Kinder Transport exhibition. This traces the story of  ficticious young Jewish boy living in Berlin who, as life becomes more desperate for his family, is finally put on the train [Kinder Transport] to England.

Our afternoon was so full we did not have time to visit the main Exhibition or to visit the Memorial Garden.  We were all given a ticket to allow us one visit within the year and I have no doubt we will all use these tickets to complete our tour.  I would certainly highly recommend the Holocaust Centre.

Pat Smedley