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Students visit Auschwitz

Funded by the Holocaust Education Trust, 4 students visited Auschwitz for the day.  Along with 185 other Sixth Formers from across the West Midlands, they were collected from Krakow airport and taken to a small museum in the Polish town Oswiecim which documents the history of Poland during the Second World War.

From there they were then taken to Auschwitz where they were given a tour of  Auschwitz 1 which was  originally built as a PoW Camp. They were then guided round the much bigger Auschwita 2, built specifically as an extermination camp for Jews.

Their visit was concluded with a memorial service given by a Rabbi who had come from London for the day.

Georgina Hopwood, one of the 4 RHS students on the visit: “I am still in shock from what I saw.  It was so challenging to see the images of suffering.”

“Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it." ~ George Santayana