2 March 2008

Yarmouth students visit Auschwitz

Enlightening for students

Great Yarmouth MP Tony Wright and students from East Norfolk Sixth Form College this week returned from a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau vowing to act on the lessons learned from the experience.

The visit was a unique opportunity for students to see what happened, to pay respect for those who lost their lives and to explore the universal lessons of the Holocaust,

They were shown around the camp's barracks and crematoria, and witnessed the registration documents of inmates, piles of hair, shoes, clothes and other items seized by the Nazis.

They were then taken the short distance to Birkenau where a memorial and candle-lighting service was held to remember the six million Jews, the Roma, Sinti, gay, disabled, black people and other victims killed at the hands of the Nazis.

Yarmouth Mercury

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