Over the half term holiday a group of Year 11 and Year 12 students travelled to Poland, on the History and Psychology trip. The students visited many historical landmarks, including Auschwitz, Oskar Schindler’s Factory and the Jewish Museum.
At the Jewish museum a holocaust survivor’s grandson told our students about his grandfather’s (who died three years ago) story and passed around various original documents, such as his school/identity documents and prisoner armband.
It was a very poignant trip, with the students being able to comprehend the atrocities of concentration camps and the treatment of Jews during World War II.
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
– George Santayana