Eaton Bank Academy

Lessons from Auschwitz Programme

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Year 12 students Emily, Sam, Ben and Caitlin have been on a trip to Auschwitz as part of the Lessons from Auschwitz Programme, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Prior to their trip, the students took part in seminars to prepare them for their visit, which included the opportunity to hear from Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich who had been sent to Bergen Belsen in 1944.  The second part of the programme consisted of a day trip to Kakow to visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camp to learn more about the atrocities committed and discover more about the individuals who lost their lives or survived the Concentration Camps. The final stage of the programme took place a week after the trip to Auschwitz and was an opportunity for students to explore what they had learned and about the emotions that they had experienced whilst at the camps. It also gave them an opportunity to think about their Next Steps; As Ambassadors, our students will communicate their knowledge to the wider school to educate the rest of our students.

The visit was incredibly informative and emotional experience and we would like to thank the Holocaust Educational Trust for their support. Please click here to read Miss Callister’s full account of the Auschwitz Trip 2019