MP joins Pershore class remembering Holocaust
4th February 2013
West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin joined local school pupils in an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with celebrated singer Katy Carr.
Harriett was invited to a class at Pershore High School last Friday (February 1) with Wychavon District Council chairman Richard Morris.
The group were given a live performance of a song recorded by the singer about a young Polish boy scout who managed to escape from Auschwitz in Rudolf Hess’s car.
Polish-born Katy was recently profiled on the BBC Radio 4 show Front Row about her current album which features songs about wartime Poland.
Harriett commented: “It is important to continue to remember the terrible events that occurred in Europe more than seventy years ago.
“Katy told the moving story of a man who was imprisoned because he had joined the Polish boy scout movement and her rendition of the song was excellent.
“I applaud Pershore High School and Wychavon District Council for putting on this event and teaching the children an important lesson in a memorable way.
“I am hoping to visit the camp myself, later this year, and I will continue to support efforts to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.”
The event was run by Wychavon District Council’s Tom Piotrowski, who arranged for Katy Carr and Vanessa Woolf to perform, and the Council also supplied funding for the event.
Photo: (l-r) Wychavon District Council chairman Richard Morris, musician Katy Carr, event host Vanessa Woolf, Harriett Baldwin MP