Auschwitz visit

Auschwitz visit

Poland, September 2013

In February four AS History students, Aiden Bull, Rachel Butterfield, William Smithson and Adam West were invited to work with the prestigious Holocaust Education Trust and visit Auschwitz.The trust works with students on all aspects of the holocaust including providing a human identity to the terrible atrocities carried out at the camp. The students spent a freezing day at the Aushwitz-Birkenau the most infamous Nazi death camp .It was a massive concentration, forced labour and extermination camp located in southern Poland. Upwards of 80% of the Jewish people transported to the camp were selected for immediate death. The remainder selected for work died within a few weeks or months of their arrival. The students were privileged to meet a survivor of the camp Renee Salt who was born in Poland in 1929.She gave them a first-hand account of what life was like in the camp. It was an incredibly moving experience for the students. On their return the students organised a lecture on the Holocaust and delivered, to a large group of staff and students a very emotional account of their experience.

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