A SURVIVOR of one of the worst crimes against humanity in modern history shared her experience with pupils from South Craven School,

Year nine students heard testimony from Holocaust survivor Iby Knill, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET)

Her personal story was followed by a question and answer session to enable pupils to better understand the nature of this genocide.

Martyn Hill, head teacher at South Craven School, said: “It's a privilege for us to welcome Iby Knill to our school and her testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.

"We're grateful to the trust for co-ordinating the visit and hope that by hearing Iby’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”

Karen Pollock, chief executive of HET, added: “We educate and engage students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust. There can be no better way than through the firsthand testimony of a survivor.

"Iby’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances. By hearing her, students have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead."