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Sixth Form Historians Travel To Poland For Lessons From Auschwitz Project

Two of our Lower Sixth Form students have been given the opportunity to be involved in the annual Lessons from Auschwitz Project.  Following talks on how much the experience would mean to them, Tom Pompeus and Doris Liu were democratically elected by their peers to represent the school.  The students have taken part in three events over the past month, including two seminars in the city centre and a one-day trip to Krakow to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum.  Doris and Tom will share their poignant experiences with the rest of the school in a memorial display and commemorative assembly.

Tom Pompeus (L6th): ‘Visiting Auschwitz was a truly remarkable experience. One cannot fully understand something as horrific as the Holocaust without an experience such as this. The LFA Project has given me and Doris a way to comprehend the tragedies that occurred 70 years ago. Through this experience I have learnt how valuable it is to individuals and society never to forget the horrors and to learn from history’s past mistakes.’

Doris Liu (L6th): ‘The trip to Auschwitz has given me the opportunity to visualize this catastrophic event of genocide in our world history.   The focus of the LFA Project on re-humanising the barbaric acts of the Holocaust has allowed me to better understand the impact of such events, not only on individuals but on society as a whole.  This tragic event in history reminds us of the importance of learning lessons from our past to prevent such disasters ever happening again the future.’

Mr J. Neville

25 February 2015

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