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Judith Rhodes Visit 11.10.2017

On Wednesday, 11th October 2017 Year 6 were visited by Judith Rhodes, who very kindly shared the story of her mother Ursula. Ursula was the daughter of a Jewish father and Catholic mother growing up in 1930's Germany. She was one of the last German Jewish children to escape Nazi persecution via Kindertransport. The transport to the UK was organised by her church and at 15, she left her mother, father and younger sister in Germany and arrived in Stoke-on-Trent where she was cared for by a fabulous foster family. Ursula received very little communication from her family and later found that their last known whereabouts were in a concentration camp. Ursula heard no more from her family. The children had chance to look at the tiny suitcase of personal possessions which Ursula was allowed to bring and also ask questions after watching a video that was made about Judith's family history.