Molly & Natasha Auschwitz Ambassadors – powerful & passionate presentations – S2 book talks 27-20 January 2020

One of the ways in which we have marked Holocaust Memorial Day in the library at Elgin Academy has been in the S2 Library book talks. Our S6 Auschwitz Ambassadors, Molly Buckley and Natasha Ogle, have shared their experiences and impressions of their trip to Poland and Auschwitz-Birkenau during eloquent, powerful and passionate presentations.

Molly told the younger pupils: “If we forget the event, we forget the people. That should never happen”.

Natasha talked about 14 year old Czeslawa, who saw her mother die, before she, herself died a month later in Auschwitz and Natasha asked the younger pupils to think of someone of their own age not being able to leave this living hell.

The girls talked about how the visit to Auschwitz is a life-changer and how important it is to ensure that new genocides, new wars and new crimes are not repeated, by talking about it and sharing their stories. We all must stand together for all our futures. Their presentation included a slide show of unforgettable photos from Auschwitz, accompanied by the song Hope by Emeli Sande. All of the S2 pupils have appreciated these presentations, with several asking how they can get involved when they are in S6.

Our 2019-20 Auschwitz Ambassadors have delivered strong and articulate presentations and issued a plea to the younger pupils: To never forget and to listen to the voices of the past, so that we can improve the future.

Molly & Natasha tonight are hosting a presentation on 29 January: 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. 7pm.

@TeamElginAcad  and wrap up warm!