Alsop High School welcomes survivor from the Holocaust Educational Trust

On Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 4.30pm students, staff and parents from Alsop High School together with community representatives will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Zigi Shipper, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).

The testimony will be followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.

Mr Joe Mangan, Headteacher at Alsop High School said:
“It is a privilege for us to welcome Zigi Shipper to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Zigi’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:
“The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Zigi’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing his testimony,students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.

“At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.”

The two day visit will coincide with a month long programme to promote RESPECT in North Liverpool. This has been arranged in partership with the Anne Frank Trust, St Lukes Church and Liverpool City Council.
Tickets are still available for this event. For further information please telephone 0151 235 1200 or email

For more information about the Holocaust Educational Trust please visit