Students have had the opportunity to listen to the moving personal testimony from Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, as part of a visit to Eaton Bank Academy organised by The Holocaust Educational Trust.
Lady Grenfell-Baines spoke to the students about her early life, recalling her experience of fleeing the former Czechoslovakia on the last ‘kindertransport’ train organised by Sir Nicholas Winton. Aged just 9 years old, Lady Grenfell-Baines escaped with her younger sister and spent the war in foster homes and refugee schools. Lady Grenfell-Baines spoke of how fortunate she felt in being reunited with her parents in 1940 and of the family members and friends who were not so fortunate in escaping persecution at the hands of the Nazis.
Following Lady Grenfell-Banies’ moving testimony, the students took part in a question and answer session, which enabled students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth.
Lady Grenfell-Baines’ visit is part of The Holocaust Educational Trust’s Outreach Programme, which helps to pass on the history of the Holocaust to young people to ensure future generations take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.