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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

This morning, five pupils from Y6 attended Newham’s Holocaust memorial. During the service, our Head Boy represented the pupils of St. Joachim's with a recital of Refugee Blues by WH Auden, which he read with great dignity and pathos. The event was attended by the Mayor of Newham, and special guest speakers were Mr John Hajdu MBE, who was a survivor of a concentration camp, and Ms Arnesa Buljusmic-Kustura, a Bosnian genocide survivor. They recounted their stories, and answered questions from the audience. Their testimonials were very moving, and Y6 felt very honoured to be there. Lady Hannah Lowy Mitchell and Lord Parry Mitchell were also in attendance, and complimented our school on the poetry recital. We are very proud of our Head Boy.

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