Watford Girls has had a long tradition of teaching about and then commemorating the Holocaust. Normally, we would have been holding our annual memorial service on the 27th Jan, as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day but for obvious reasons, this could not go ahead; in its place I sent out the following assembly: https://youtu.be/ToUv6UKhZ10.

On the 11th February, the Year 9 girls and the RS Department will adapt their Holocaust Education Day onto an online platform and if you are free, you could also join in on some of the talks.

In my assembly, I mention Steven Frank, who has been a parent, grandparent and friend of the school for many years. Steven is also a Holocaust survivor who has spoken to us about his experiences many times and the Year 9 girls will hear from him in the afternoon of the 11th February. His granddaughters are currently at Watford Girls and you may be interested to re/watch the Bafta-winning documentary that told his story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46932823