Henry Wuga, a survivor of the Holocaust and a teacher, passed away at the age of 100.

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People are honoring the memory of Henry Wuga, a Holocaust survivor and educator who has passed away at the age of 100. He was considered a positive influence by many.

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust announced on Sunday that Wuga, who fled Germany on the Kindertransport in 1939 and later made Glasgow their home, has passed away.

The CEO, Olivia Marks-Woldman, expressed her sorrow for everyone in attendance. She described Henry as a kind and respectable man, known for his charm and sense of style, and most importantly, for his positive impact on others.

They made a significant impact on numerous individuals in Scotland through their shared testimonies.

We, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, extend our sincerest condolences to the daughters of his, Hilary and Gillian, as well as to his entire family and loved ones.

“Henry, we want to express our gratitude for everything you’ve done. We’ll miss you.”

Wuga was originally from Nuremberg and attended a Jewish secondary school, where he was one year behind Henry Kissinger.

“At the age of 15, Wuga was able to flee Germany with the help of his mother. Upon reaching London, he was then sent to Glasgow where he was warmly received and found a home.”

The ex-prime minister Nicola Sturgeon described Wuga as an exceptional individual who was brimming with stories and joy.

“Although the world has suffered a loss with his passing, there is no denying that his life has made it richer,” she stated. “Together with his cherished wife, Ingrid, Henry taught thousands about the atrocities of the Holocaust and the important lessons we must always remember from it. With graceful composure, he served as a reminder of the strength of love and humanity.”

Humza Yousaf, her replacement, expressed deep sadness upon learning of the passing of Wuga.

“He expressed on X that the impact of his death will be deeply felt by communities across Scotland and beyond. Over the years, he dedicated himself to reminding us of the atrocities of the Holocaust, a memory that must never fade. I extend my condolences to Henry’s loved ones, friends, and the numerous people who held him dear.”

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar praised Wuga for his warmth, charm, and compassion, stating that his strong personality was a source of inspiration for all.

We have a responsibility to his generation to tell their stories and continuously work towards peace.

Wuga, who spent their career working in the food service industry, celebrated their 100th birthday in February. They expressed, “I may be 100, but I certainly don’t feel like it. Reaching 100 is quite an accomplishment.”

Before his birthday, Jackson Carlaw, a member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), recognized him during the first minister’s questions at Holyrood.

Carlaw mentioned on X that it was a joyous occasion last month when we all gathered to celebrate Henry’s 100th birthday.

“Today we are saddened by his death and send heartfelt love to Hilary, Gillian, and the rest of the family. In his own unassuming manner, Henry was a role model. May his memory be a source of comfort.”

Source: theguardian.com

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