Liverpool Football Club hosted Holocaust survivor Renee Salt this week to talk to Liverpool’s youth squads and educate them about the Holocaust.
Mrs Salt discussed her traumatic experiences during the Holocaust and took questions from the youngsters at the Academy. She spoke with the Under 14, Under 15, Under 18 and Under 23 squads.
Tom Brewitt, a defender in the U23 squad, said, “It was an honour for the lads to be able to listen to Renee’s story to understand the distressing experiences during the Holocaust.
“It is really important that we are all educated on what happened during this period, and listening to Renee was a real privilege for everyone.”
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Renee was brought to Liverpool’s Academy by the Holocaust Educational Trust which aims to raise awareness and understanding in schools among the wider public about the Holocaust and its relevance today.
Karen Pollock MBE, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, who also led a discussion with the players in Kirkby, said: “We are delighted to be working with Liverpool Football Club to give their Academy teams the opportunity to hear from a Holocaust survivor.
“Renee Salt’s incredible story will hopefully be something that will always stay with them as they embark on their careers, and an educational lesson they will never forget.
Earlier this month Liverpool FC released its guidelines for the season where it introduced life-time bans for fans who engage in anti-Semitism at its grounds. We welcome both of these moves by Liverpool.