Year 10 History students visit the National Holocaust Centre
A group of 40 Year 10 History students visited the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Newark.
The centre promotes understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice and the development of ethical values and respect for human rights, by providing a range of facilities which enable visitors of all ages to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust.
The students visited the exhibition and Memorial Gardens to discover and reflect upon the persecution of Jews by the Nazi regime. They were privileged to meet with Holocaust survivor Susi Bechhofer, who shared her experience as a Kindertransport evacuee and led a discussion on identity.
Staff accompanying the groups were extremely proud of the respectful behaviour and engagement of the students, whose excellent questioning enabled them to deepen their own understanding of the history and implications of the tragedy.