On Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camps, pupil Anna Sykes has written a moving piece about her visit to Auschwitz as part of her participation in the Lessons from Auschwitz project run by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Two pupils from the school took part in the project last year, Anna Sykes and Ben Caldera, both in Year 12.  “The opportunity to visit Auschwitz is one that I will certainly never forget,” said Ben.  “I found the whole experience extremely interesting and informative, as it widened my previously limited knowledge of the Holocaust to a great extent, but at the same time overwhelming and unbelievable. You just can’t fully comprehend the sheer size and effects of the inhumane holocaust until you have visited Auschwitz. I would strongly advise anyone to visit if they ever get the chance to do so.”

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