Holocaust Educational Trust visits the Academy

The Holocaust Educational Trust paid a special visit to the Academy this week as Holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper BEM delivered a talk to Liverpool's U14, U15 and U18 squads.

Founded in 1988, the Holocaust Educational Trust aims to raise awareness and understanding about the Holocaust in schools and among the general public. 

Mr Shipper shared his own experiences and took questions from the youngsters before being presented with a personalised LFC shirt.

Liverpool U18s captain Liam Coyle said: "It was a real privilege for the lads to be able to listen to Zigi’s story to gain a better understanding of the traumatic experiences that he and the other millions of people impacted by the Holocaust went through. 

“We would like to thank Zigi for visiting the Academy to share his experiences and hope to welcome him back to Kirkby in the near future.”

Karen Pollock MBE, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working with Liverpool Football Club to give their Academy teams the opportunity to hear from a Holocaust survivor.

“Zigi Shipper’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.”