Holocaust survivors Bob Norton and Ruth Barnett talk about their life before the Second World War. Think about the following question as you listen to them discussing family life, school and religion.

How religious were their families?

Where were they born? What difference did that make to their experiences?

What happened to their education?

What did their families do to escape?

What do these two individual stories reveal about the complexities of the Holocaust?

Can there be a typical story about the Holocaust?

These were filmed in the Journey exhibition at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum.

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