Grade 10 visit Krakow and Auschwitz

This month our Grade 10 students visited the largest death camp from the Second World War, Auschwitz, and the historic city of Krakow. The aim of the trip was to support the work students had completed on Holocaust literature. It provided time for students to reflect on the reason for ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ during the darkest years of modern European history. The group visited the extermination camp where over a million Jews were executed. The students were also given a tour of the delightful city of Krakow, with special emphasis on the Jewish quarter which has burst back into life after the vast majority of its inhabitants were murdered before 1945. The tour ended on a more upbeat note with a visit to the salt mines outside the city. The students rose wonderfully to the occasion and were excellent company for the staff.

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