Abigail Walker and Cain Williams visited Auschwitz on a trip organised by the Holocaust Memorial Trust. They were accompanied by Miss Cashmore, Head of Humanities. The students were at times left speechless by what they saw and the stories they heard – anyone who has the pleasure of teaching them will know that this can be a rarity!
They visited both Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz-Birkenau during their one day trip and they all had experiences they will never forget, from going into the former gas chamber to looking at the victims’ belongings. They also had a treasured experience of taking part in a memorial service held by a London based Rabbi yesterday evening.
Cain and Abby will be sharing their experiences with the rest of the academy through special assemblies in the weeks ahead.