The Holocaust Educational Trust is coming to Ramsgate Tunnels for thought-provoking talks on Ramsgate’s Home Front and the Holocaust.
The free, ticketed event takes place on Thursday 20th July at 4.45pm.
Those attending will be able to listen to the testimony of a Holocaust survivor, learn about the British response to, and the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust, and explore civilian life during World War Two.
The person giving the testimony is a second generation survivor, the daughter of Martin Bennett.
Martin Bennett was born in Poland on the 25th December 1925.
When the Germans invaded Poland in 1939, he was sent to Poznań, a forced Labour camp. He would later be sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he was reunited with his brother.
Only Martin and his brother survived out of his family, his parents were murdered at Chełmno extermination camp.
With no family in Poland, in 1947, he would move to Britain where he would make his own family. In 2016, Martin Bennett passed away at the age of 90.
The event has been organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust and is hosted by Ramsgate Tunnels.
Due to the nature of the discussions age restrictions apply:
Strictly no under 14s and 14 – 15-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult
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