Surviving the Holocaust

An Educational Presentation for Schools

Presentation Details | Booking Form


Length and format:

The sessions are usually in the form of a 45 – 60 minute power point presentation . During the presentation Zahava and Hephzibah (mother and daughter) show students unique original photographs, letters and documents to illustrate the talk. These artefacts were collected and hidden by Zahava’s mother before and during the war. This adds an extra dimension to the talks and makes the sessions all the more memorable.

The presentation is followed by a Question and Answer session with Zahava and Hephzibah , during which time the audience has the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of the story. The duration of the Q and A session is flexible and can be adapted to the needs of the school. Part of the reason for the consistently positive feedback is that we tailor the sessions for each school. Zahava and Hephzibah respond to the questions in the most direct and thoughtful way possible and respond to the audiences’ questions about Zahava’s experiences in the camps and life after the war. To request a booking, click here.


There is no cost for the presentations.


Whilst most sessions have usually been timetabled to take place during lesson time – i.e History, Religious Education, Citizenship or PSHE classes – we are responsive to the needs of the school. Should you prefer to schedule the event as an extra curricular activity, this can be arranged.

Age Groups

The presentation and sessions are particularly relevant to secondary school children from the ages of 11 – 18.

The sessions have been very well received by classes of all ages in schools of all types. All the schools have requested that we return next year to speak to other year groups.

Some of the schools we have visited:

Crest Academy for Girls, Compton School, Blackfen School, Winchester College, American School in London, Regent High School, Canons High School, South Hampstead High School, William Ellis, Henrietta Barnett, Kingsbury High School, Latymer School, Bishop Douglass School, Royal School, Queen’s College, Barnhill Community School, Enfield County High, Dauntsey’s School, Anglo European School, Derby High School, John Ferneley High School, St Paul’s School for Boys, Immanuel College, Watford Grammar School for Girls, University College School, Birmingham City University, Barnard Castle School County Durham, Copthall, David Hughes School Anglesey, King Solomon High School, Wanstead High School, Beal High School, Forest Academy, Trinity Catholic High School, Valentines High School, Woodford County High School, Ilford County High School, Loxford School, Queens Park Community School, Fettes College Edinburgh, Westminster Academy, St George’s School, John Cabot Academy Bristol, Chilwell Comprehensive School, Tettenhall College, Bilbrook Middle School, St Marylebone School, Westminster School, City of London School for Girls, Tadcaster Grammar School, Francis Holland , St Marylebone School, Jerico House, London Jewish Cultural Centre, North London Collegiate School, Highgate Wood, Southbank International School, Mill Hill School, Manchester Grammar School, Grange French Lycée, Channing, Stowe School, Imperial War Museum, JW3, Thomasschule Leipzig, Ignaz-Taschner-Gymnasium Dachau.

“Excellent in every respect. A very personal immersing experience, a chance to ask questions, connect with the Holocaust, make it individual, alive and therefore understand.” - Anglo European School