On the run up to Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, we invited Mr Kapel in to the Academy to speak with our Year 9 GCSE History pupils. Mr Kapel is a Holocaust survivor. He was 8 years old when he and his family were awoken one morning by the Nazi’s. Mr Kapel was one of the lucky ones who made it to Poland, from there he was fortunate enough to make it across to Britain on the Kindertransport. He spoke of the first time meeting his foster family and his experience during the Blitz – for such a young boy at the time, this must have been terrifying.
A memorable talk for all of our pupils involved.