Meeting with two survivors of Auschwitz

On Monday 4th February, our pupils from S4 to S7 had the honor to welcome Tatiana and Andra Bucci, two survivors among the 230.000 children who were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau during the second world war. With a great deal of emotion, they talked about their past, their memories, the splitting apart of families and the small details which allowed them to survive despite the horror of deportations and concentration camps.

This oral history transmission gave the opportunity to the pupils and their teachers to better understand the abuses of ultra-nationalism and the importance of the European project. It also allows them to view the current topics of immigration and refugees from another perspective. Two of our pupils, Naomi Tapiola (violin) and Lola Schlüter (piano) played a piece from Schindler's List.

Once again, we would like to thank our speakers for their precious testimony.