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Parkgate Primary School

Echo Eternal Project

What is Echo Eternal?

Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project, that has seen schools gifted one of the 112 UK Holocaust survivor’s stories filmed by Natasha Kaplinsky for the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation. Launched in Birmingham on Holocaust Memorial Day January 2018, 14 schools have worked with artists to create ‘echoes’ to ensure that these stories are forever remembered. Echo Eternal will run for a further 2 years across the West Midlands before being launched in London Schools in 2021 ahead of the new national Holocaust memorial being built in the gardens of parliament.

Parkgate's gifted 'Echo' was Judith Kerr.

Judith was born on the 14th June 1923. She escaped the Nazis with her family in 1933, just before Hitler came to power. She lived in both Switzerland and France, before coming to England in 1936. Judith was a famous author who has written books we will all be familiar with: The Tiger who came to tea, The Mog Series, and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

Unfortunately, Judith passed away on 22nd May 2019.