OUR latest story from the Advertiser's archives goes back 10 years to a talk given at Hermitage Academy by a survivor of the WW2 Belsen concentration camp.

Here's how we reported on Rudi Oppenheimer's visit to the school in the Advertiser on April 16, 2009...

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WHEN Rudi Oppenheimer was just 12 years old he watched his parents die amidst the horror of the Belsen concentration camp.

Last week Rudi, who was on the last train out of Belsen in April 1945, visited Hermitage Academy to share his memories.

Organised by the school’s history department, with the help of the Holocaust Educational Trust, the Holocaust Conference marked a day of events designed to give 100 students a real insight into the 20th century’s greatest shame.

Jim McGonigle, head of history at the Academy, said: “It was a privilege for us to welcome Rudi Oppenheimer to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.”

The event also featured the recollections of some of the Academy pupils who visited Auschwitz last year.