We were honoured to welcome Holocaust survivors Marrianne and Peter Summerfield to the College last Tuesday when they came along to talk to over a hundred students about their ordeal at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. They also paid tribute to their parents whose heroism and bravery led to their ultimate survival.
Peter spoke of his family’s plight after being forced from their home to make their way to the safety of England. All of their possessions were confiscated and not a minute went by without the fear of being caught and sent to concentration camps such as Auschwitz.
He said: “I am so impressed by the diversity of this wonderful College. I sit here and look around and see so many young people who have the chance to go on and do something great with their lives. We must always remember those people who had their lives taken away from them so unfairly. They could have been great scientists; they could have made amazing discoveries and contributed to humanity in such positive ways.”
If you would like to read more about the talk by Peter and Marianne, please click here: