As part of our commitment to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, a member of the SEJ team accompanied a school group on a trip to Auschwitz in 2011.  Featured below is a first-hand account of his experience and the history of the Holocaust. 

 

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19 February 2018

The Holocaust - Learning Never to forget

Auschwitz – the very name of the place is enough to send a cold shiver down the spine
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19 February 2018

Auschwitz - Preparation

To help prepare pupils for what they will experience, the Holocaust Educational Trust runs ...
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19 February 2018

The Journey to Auschwitz

So it was that a very well prepared group – of Holocaust Educational Trust staff and volun ...
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19 February 2018

Auschwitz 1

Auschwitz I was the first camp to open in 1940, and was primarily a concentration camp.
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19 February 2018

The Angel of Death

We visit the hospital block, where the now infamous camp Doctor, Joseph Mengele, carried o ...
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19 February 2018

The Living Quarters

We pass into one of the former blocks that was used to house inmates.
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19 February 2018

The Victims' - Personal effects

Now, we reach the point in the visit where we have been warned to expect that our emotiona ...
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19 February 2018

The Victims

Our guide now leads us into one of the few areas in the Holocaust Musuem where photography ...
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19 February 2018

Camp II - Auschwitz-Birkenau

The extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was created as a means to deliver the Nazis’ ...
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19 February 2018

Arrival and Selection

Upon passing through the stone archway that marks the entrance to the camp, the first thin ...
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19 February 2018

An Unavoidable Truth

Our Polish guide leads us off the platform, and we walk along a narrow channel surrounded ...
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19 February 2018

The Gas Chambers

On arrival at the trees, the victims of the gas chambers would be told to strip naked.
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19 February 2018

The Final Exhibit

It has been a long day for our group, and everyone is mentally, physically and emotionally ...
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19 February 2018

Time to Reflect

With each passing year, we lose more and more of the men and women who were able to surviv ...
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