University welcomes Holocaust survivor Steven Frank to speak to students

Steven Frank Holocaust Survivor

Students at the University of South Wales Caerleon Campus were recently privileged to be able to meet Steven Frank, a child Holocaust survivor.

Students had the invaluable opportunity to hear Steven’s story first-hand and discuss his experiences of the tragic events of the Holocaust.

Born in Amsterdam in 1935, Steven’s family remained in Holland at the outbreak of the war. His family survived both a transit camp and later a concentration camp in Theresienstadt (close to Prague) in what was then Czechoslovakia. Liberated by the Russian Army after the war had ended, Steven is now one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors.

Steven shared his incredible and captivating story with many Religious Studies and Primary Studies students.

Holocaust Lecture

In addition, pupils from Llantarnam High School, Fairwater High School and Coleg Gwent Cross Keys Campus, joined the students in the workshops, to get a flavour of the types of experiences on offer to students at the University.

Religious Studies Programme Leader Lynn Foulston, who organised the guest lecture, said “It was a delight to welcome Steven Frank back to Caerleon. Once again his moving presentation captivated another group of students and local school pupils who now have some idea what happened during the Holocaust. It was great to see so many local schools coming to visit the university and share with us in this most important event”.

A Primary Studies student who attended, commented that “it was a great lecture and so very interesting. I am really grateful that I had the opportunity to hear Steven Frank speak today. It was a once in a lifetime experience!”

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