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On 3rd November, Sarah, Megan and Ms Vivier visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, alongside 160 other young people and thauschwitz3eir educators from different colleges in the South of England.

I found visiting Auschwitz grim, but it was important to be able to understand the relevance of remembering and teaching about the holocaust today.

The two most powerful memories from the visit are probably: 

  • The experience of standing inside a gas chamber.  It is even more chilling now as I remember it than it felt at the time. 
  • The enormous pile of human hair harvested from the victims of Auschwitz and woven into fabrics.   There is a fabric sample on display in the museum.


auschwitz4Sarah has written her reflections on the visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Megan the story of Steven Frank a survivor of the Holocaust.

You can read Sarah's story here.

You can read Megan's story here.

Mrs Vivier