Our health and social care students recently returned from a trip to Krakow to take part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ground-breaking ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project – since 1999, over 41,000 students and teachers have completed the four-part course.
Based on the premise that ‘hearing is not like seeing’, the group experienced Auschwitz-Birkenau first hand to explore the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today.
The programme includes an orientation seminar, a full day visit to Auschwitz- Birkenau, a follow up seminar with a Holocaust survivor and a college-based project to raise awareness.
Following the Lessons from Auschwitz project, the group have an increased awareness and understanding of the repercussions of racism and prejudice. Completing the project also adds to the groups UCAS points for their next steps after NCD.
The students said the experience was eye opening, especially when meeting the Holocaust survivor.
Georgia Welch said:
“It was a long day, but it was incredibly interesting, especially witnessing the photographs and camps firsthand.”
Georgia Bartle commented:
“The programme was well worth it. I found it very inspiring listening to the survivor’s story.”
Erica Jade Bailey said:
“I found it very inspiring. The time visiting and gaining a deeper understanding first-hand of the atrocities of the holocaust was worth it.”