Liverpool’s young footballers meet Holocaust survivor
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Liverpool’s young footballers meet Holocaust survivor

Renee Salt addressed the Reds' Academy, speaking about her harrowing experience during the Holocaust

Renee (centre in green) with members of Liverpool's youth squads, during one of her talks this week
Renee (centre in green) with members of Liverpool's youth squads, during one of her talks this week

One of the country’s top football clubs hosted a Holocaust survivor this week to educate its young stars.

Renee Salt spoke to Liverpool’s Football Academy squads this week, about her traumatic experience during the Holocaust.

The Polish-Born educator addressed the youngsters from the under-14 squad, right through to the under-23 side, about the importance of Shoah education.

She spoke of her harrowing experience under the Nazis before taking questions from. During the Shoah, she was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated.

Brought to the Academy by The Holocaust Educational Trust, Liverpool U23 defender Tom Brewitt said: “It is 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.”

Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the H.E.T who also gave a discussion to the players in Kirkby, said that “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.”

 

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