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The Holocaust - Learning Never To Forget

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. 

An extract of this article was featured in the February 2012 edition of the Scottish Educational Journal.


 
Auschwitz – the very name of the place is enough to send a cold shiver down the spine...
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To help prepare pupils for what they will experience, the Holocaust Educational Trust runs...
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So it was that a very well prepared group – of Holocaust Educational Trust staff and volun...
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Auschwitz I was the first camp to open in 1940, and was primarily a concentration camp....
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We visit the hospital block, where the now infamous camp Doctor, Joseph Mengele, carried o...
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We pass into one of the former blocks that was used to house inmates. ...
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Now, we reach the point in the visit where we have been warned to expect that our emotiona...
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Our guide now leads us into one of the few areas in the Holocaust Musuem where photography...
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The extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was created as a means to deliver the Nazis’ ...
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Upon passing through the stone archway that marks the entrance to the camp, the first thin...
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Our Polish guide leads us off the platform, and we walk along a narrow channel surrounded ...
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On arrival at the trees, the victims of the gas chambers would be told to strip naked. ...
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It has been a long day for our group, and everyone is mentally, physically and emotionally...
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With each passing year, we lose more and more of the men and women who were able to surviv...
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