HOLOCAUST survivors who fled to Glasgow to escape the Nazis will share their inspirational story.

Henry and Ingrid Wuga were both children when they left Germany as part of the Kindertransport rescue effort which brought thousands of Jewish children to Great Britain between 1938 and 1940.

The couple, both 91, still live in Glasgow and work with charities and groups including the Holocaust Educational Trust to share their story.

And they visited Kilsyth Academy today to speak to children about the horrors of the Holocaust and genocide.

Mr Wuga was born in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1924.

By 1938 he had left school and had started working as a comis chef in a kosher restaurant in Baden-Baden.

On November 9 1938 he witnessed the destruction of Jewish property, known as Kristallnacht, and decided to return home.

His parents made the decision to send him to the UK as part of the Kindertransport and on May 5 1939, he arrived at London’s Liverpool Street Station.

The following day he travelled to Glasgow where he was fostered by a Jewish widow.

Once war broke out, it was difficult for Henry to contact his parents.

He had to do so by writing via his uncles in Paris and Brussels.

But in 1940, when we was still just a teenager, he was arrested for "corresponding with the enemy" and was registered as a Dangerous Enemy Alien and sent to the Isle of Man.

He remained for ten months until he was reclassified as a 'Friendly Enemy Alien'.

On his release, he returned to Glasgow where he once again worked in restaurants as a chef.

It was here that he met Ingrid, his future wife, and in 1947 his mother joined them in Scotland.

Ingrid was born in Dortmund in Germany in 1924.

She was 15 when she was able to escape occupied Germany on the Kindertransport.

She first lived in Leicestershire where she worked as a nanny.

Ingrid’s mother and father were able to follow her to the UK. Her Aunt and Uncle chose to stay in Germany and did not survive.

After a few months in England, Ingrid’s parents were offered jobs in West Kilbride and the family moved to Scotland.

Ingrid relocated to Glasgow where she worked in a dress shop.

The Kilsyth Academy visit involves S4 and S5 students.

Miss Annette Graham, head of humanities at the school, said: "It is a privilege for us to welcome Henry and Ingrid Wugato our school and their testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.

"We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for helping to organise the visit and we hope that by hearing Henry and Ingrid’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives."

Karen Pollock MBE, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added: "The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. "Henry and Ingrid’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing their testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.

"At the trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived."