Year 1 student Jack Griffin got in touch with us on Monday to tell us all about his exciting work with the Lessons From Auschwitz project.
Jack will be in the Quad (or the student centre if it’s raining!) on Wednesday 3 April from 10:30-2:40pm selling a selection of delicious cakes including gluten and dairy free chocolate orange Passover cake, as well as traditional Jewish honey cake and chocolate rugelach. Jack’s hard work is all in aid of the Lessons From Auschwitz project, with all profits from the bake sale being donated to the Holocaust Educational Trust. Not only can you grab a slice of cake, but you will also be able to pick up a flyer about Jack’s experience at Auschwitz and the relevance of the camp and the Holocaust in the 21st century.
Jack told us “I am raising money in this way because it forces people to consider a grand portion of the Holocaust’s victims as humans who ate and drank. The Jews who were imprisoned and killed can, as I know, all too easily become nameless statistics – yet the alternative, recognition of each murdered individual, is impossible. My attempt at bridging the gap is an encouragement of the recognition of their larger legacy; not just of Jewish cooking, but of their traditions, festivals and conviviality, all of which have survived in spite of the thousands of ravaged Jewish communities. The very fact that Judaism continues to exist and thrive today is the ultimate revenge against a regime that sought its total annihilation.”
We wish Jack every success with his fundraising and will see him on April 3rd to buy a piece or two of his cakes!