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Lesson from Auschwitz

Report by Hannah Dodgson (6th Form Student)

The Lessons From Auschwitz project was an amazing and overwhelming experience which I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to be part of.

Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau is something that I would encourage everybody to do,  this project was especially unique because we also got the chance to meet a holocaust survivor, Zigi Shipper, who shared his story with us. This really put into perspective that every single person involved was an individual living a normal life before the Holocaust.

The main focus of the course was to look at everybody as an individual human rather than a mass number of people which was very eye-opening. We are now doing our 'follow up' project and I am looking forward to what we have planned to do in school in order to share our experience with everybody else.