Myself and Jabez Walsh worked with Year 4 pupils from King David Primary School with the testimony gifted from Lilit Pohlmann. With the pupils, we particularly explored the emotional challenges that Lilit felt from being helped during the war which saw her split from her family, who had to endure greater hardship in the ghetto.

They created a response to her story through the form of theatre, spoken words from imagined diary entries and a moving song: “You’re falling, I won’t let you go, I’ll help you, you won’t fall alone.” The pupils were greatly inspired by the advice of Lilit’s father: “When you see someone drowning, you have to extend a hand, whether you know how to swim or not.”