Our visit to Beth Shalom, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum
On Friday 3rd November, Year 6 went on a trip to the National Holocaust Memorial Centre. This was part of our learning in RE and History - Judaism and WWII.
We learnt about what is was like to be a Jew in Germany (and German occupied countries) around the time of World War II. We learnt about the different ways in which Jews were persecuted.
We talked to a man named Dr Martin Stern. He is a holocaust survivor. He was born in the Netherlands but now lives in Britain. He told us all about his early childhood and about the extreme difficulties that he faced. He was separated from his family and he and his sister, Erica, only survived thanks to the bravery of the adults who looked after them.
You can read more about his moving story here.
This is what some people thought of our visit:
Josh - "It was good because because we followed someone's real life."
Amelie - "It was an emotional trip but very interesting."
Charlotte - "I found listening to Martin very interesting and emotional. It's hard to imagine what life was like for him back then."
Charlie - "The room full of artefacts was interesting. They were suitcases full of pictures, clothes and toys."
Charlie, Charlotte & Winifred