A group of disadvantaged young people aged 13-19 are being supported by a Norwood Green company as they spend 10 days climbing the Tatra Mountains that divide the Czech Republic and Poland to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh’s awards.
The youngsters from Mixenden, Halifax will depart the UK on July 4, and are being supported by Tatra Plastics Manufacturing, which is named after the Tatra Mountains, the birthplace of the company founders, Tom Freud and “Tom” Czerniawski.
Chairman Paul Freud said: “The visit to Auschwitz is particularly meaningful for my father and for me. When we initially sponsored this excursion we had no idea that they would be visiting the concentration camp at Auschwitz.
“Many of my father’s relatives were killed there and it is very special that a group of kids, with no connection to the events of the Holocaust, are going to see and understand a little bit of the horrors that occurred there less than a lifetime ago. I am sure it will help them on their journey to becoming mature and responsible members of society. I wish them all the best of luck.”