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ImageHolocaust Day 2014 will be on 27th January and we have been fortunate to acquire the services of renowned public speaker and author Dorit Oliver-Wolff. Dorit will talk of her experiences during the holocaust in Hungary, and the consequences after the war.

Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Sovereign FM, Dorit was also recently nominated for the Resident of the Year Awards in Eastbourne. Dorit has been a well-known business woman in the town for a number of years. Her recent interview on BBC Radio 4 by Richard Coles and Sian Williams was a great success.

Her story is not an historical account of events, but the life experiences of a five year old child from Eastern Europe who survived the trauma of World War II as a young Jewish girl. Dorit’s life experiences do not stop with the end of World War II, for not only did she survive against all odds but she changed her life around, travelling the world and becoming an international recording star. Dorit’s music is still being played to this day.

We strongly believe that her talks have both an educational and inspirational background, suitable to people of all ages, particularly for those who share her strong views that nobody has the right to kill or persecute people because of differences in religion, creed, or colour. Everybody has got the same right to live.

Of course, this has implications for every school’s explicit curriculum and, in particular, those students who would be involved in the subject areas covering History, Religious Education and Citizenship, let alone the discreet areas of personal relationships, politics and morality. I would recommend this to all your students and their families who would like to hear this personal account and be able to ask questions of Dorit.

This talk is a fundraising event for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and I would ask you to advertise the event which starts at 7 p.m. at The Kings Centre, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, on the 27th January. For that purpose I am enclosing a poster for your use. The cost per head is £5, (Dorit is kindly donating all proceeds to St Wilfrid’s Hospice), with concessions for students with two free tickets for every 10 tickets sold.

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