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Year 9 students visit the National Holocaust Exhibition

Year 9 Humanities students have visited the Imperial War Museum in London to see the National Holocaust Exhibition. Students had a lesson to understand the historical event and how it affected Jewish people. Students were able to see photos, videos and listen to a detailed audio guide to understand the event in much greater depth. It also gave students the opportunity to see original artefacts and understand individuals experiences of the Holocaust.

The Holocaust Exhibition traces the Nazi persecution and murder of Europe’s Jews from 1933 to 1945. Starting with the turbulent political scene in Europe immediately after the First World War, the exhibition looks at the rise of the Nazi party and how Europe-wide antisemitism made a fertile seedbed for Hitler's anti-Jewish beliefs.

It also covers the perversion of science to support Nazi race theory, the isolation of German Jews, the refugee crisis and the advent of so-called 'Euthanasia' policies in 1939.

Abbi Bayliss (Year 9 student) said “The trip was really interesting, and eye opening. To see the unfair hardships people faced helped me to understand what it was like. Disabled people were starved or poisoned just because they were different. It helped me appreciate how lucky I am now”

James Walsh (Year 9 student) added “I learnt a lot about the Holocaust that I didn’t know before.”

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge