For the last 20 years Mr Steven Frank has come to Wood Green School, Witney to encourage the younger generation to learn from his experiences of the Theresinstadt concentration camp. 14,000 children lost their lives at the camp and only 93 survived. Steven and his two brothers were part of that 93 and he gives annual talks at our school in memory of those children.
Headteacher Mr Rob Shadbolt notes:
During their time in the Theresienstadt camp the children were given the task of nurturing a sycamore sapling, which still stands on the site of the camp today. Our tree is the grandchild of the Theresienstadt Tree, grown personally by Mr Frank. Only 93 children out of 14,000 survived the camp, including Mr Frank, so to have a tree in Wood Green that has grown out of that time is a real honour and a symbol of hope for the future.