History Department and Lessons from Auschwitz Project

The History Department are active participants in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project, which involves sending two A-Level History students on a day’s visit to Auschwitz.

The Lessons from Auschwitz project has been running since 1999 and over 30,000 students have taken part. As a department, we were very pleased to send Lily and Ellie, two Year 12 students, to be participants in the project.

Based on the premise that ‘hearing is not like seeing’, this four-part course explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today. The visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau was preceded and followed by half-day seminars.

You can read Ellie and Lily’s account of their visit to Auschwitz, and the impact it had on them.

The clip below gives you a bird’s eye view of Auschwitz, and follows the route Lily and Ellie took whilst on their visit, as well as giving a sense of the enormity and scale of the Nazi operation to wipe out a race of people.

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