Holocaust survivor of multiple concentration camps shares his life with Portsmouth schoolchildren

A HOLOCAUST survivor has visited Chichester Cathedral to share his experiences with a series of talks to schoolchildren from across Hampshire.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 3:19 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 3:19 pm
Holocaust survivor Steven Frank speaking to school children at Chichester Cathedral.

Steven Frank, who was born in Amsterdam, survived multiple concentration camps as a child, before he was liberated in May 1945.

Chichester Cathedral welcomed the 84-year-old to speak to school children from the Priory School, in Southsea, and Meoncross School, in Stubbington, across two talks on January 17 and February 7.

More than 170 children and 40 staff attended the events, which included following a Human Rights Workshops in collaboration with Amnesty International.

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84-year-old Steven Frank has spoken to children from more than 800 schools.

Chichester Cathedral Chancellor, the Reverend Dr Dan Inman, said: ‘It was incredibly moving to hear about Steven’s experience and a reminder to all of us how important it is to discuss human rights and encourage tolerance in today’s society – which really got the students thinking.

‘To welcome Steven to the Cathedral which has sought to be a place of peace, reconciliation and understanding for over 900 years was a great privilege.”