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TOUCHING TRIBUTE: Watford Grammar School dedicates prize to Holocaust survivor

 Published on: 5th February 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Watford Grammar School for Boys have dedicated their senior annual prize for PRE (Philosophy, ethics and religion) to Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring following his death in 2019.

Mr Bibring was a Jewish child refugee who was evacuated to Britain before the outbreak of World War II.

The school hosted Mr Bibring every year during Holocaust Memorial Week for a decade, with the last visit he made being just a few weeks before his death last year.

Harry dedicated his later life to educating young people about the Holocaust, and received a British Empire Medal for his work.

Harry’s son, Michael, continued his legacy by visiting the school on January 30 to speak about his father’s experiences.

Tanya Charlton, head of PRE at Watford Grammar School for Boys, said: “Harry Bibring was a huge part of life at WBGS and we were honoured that he visited our Year 9 students every year for 10 years.

“Following his passing last year, it felt entirely fitting to dedicate our school senior prize for PRE to the memory of Harry, to ensure that his mark on the school and our students continues for many years to come.

“We feel hugely grateful to Michael Bibring for continuing his father’s work and joining us during Holocaust Memorial Week to share his thoughts and memories with us.”

Picture courtesy of The Holocaust Educational Trust

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