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Jonathan Francis

Jonathan Francis was the winner of the 2016 Gandel Young Leader Award (NSW). For his Stand Up ABC inspired action project, Jonathan shared his grandfather's story of survival with his classmates at the Lane Cove Public School, to encourage broader awareness about the impact of the Holocaust.

This year I took part in Stand Up ABC and I learned that you can’t wait for things to occur. You have to do them yourself. I wanted my classmates to realise that the Holocaust isn’t just horrible pictures you see at the movies or on the Internet. It happened to real people and affected some of the people they know.