Students from the King David High School campus in partnership with Yad Vashem UK submitted photo entries on the theme of "What the Holocaust means to me." Millie Berkeley (Y13 YG) was selected as the overall national winner. Her image and text will be made into a postcard and used by Yad Vashem UK for their Yom Hashoah publicity and programmes.
This year's photo challenge was co-ordinated by Mr.Leventhall and Mr.Stott.
Standing at the tracks of Auschwitz-Birkenau with my best friend at my side and cloaked in the flag of our homeland, I felt exceptionally grateful for life. The fact that we could walk out as free people it gave me a new appreciation for all the people in my life. It also filled me with a sense of sadness, knowing all those who perished were nowhere near as lucky as me. This really resonates with me when we received cards from our parents and my mum put...... "remember what grandpa tells himself: 'they had it worse in the camps' ".
That one statement holds a lot of meaning for me, especially since both my grandparents narrowly escaped the Nazis.