Interview with Holocaust Survivor Arek Hersh
Arek Hersh, an 85-year-old concentration camp survivor expresses his anger for what the Nazis did to him. He talks about why it’s important to tell his story to others.
KS3, KS4, GCSE: discuss and understand how events (such as the Holocaust) in history have shaped the way we live today. What influences has it had on society, communities and relationships today? How has our understanding of history changed? Why is it important for these stories to be shared with new generations – what have pupils gained from learning about Arek and others’ experiences?
This topic appears in History at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in AQA, OCR A, OCR B, EDEXCEL, EDUQAS and WJEC GCSE in England and Wales,and CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland. It is also on the curriculum for 2nd,3rd and 4th Level, National 4 and 5, and Higher in Scotland. It also appears in Modern Studies/PSHE/PDE at KS3 and KS4.