National Holocaust Centre Visit
UKS2 had a very thought-provoking visit on Monday, to the National Holocaust Centre. It really brought the learning we have been doing in school, about the Holocaust, to life. We experienced what life was like for Leo and his family (who were Jewish) in 1938 Germany, through the 'Leo's Journey' exhibition. We heard about the persecution they faced, which culminated in 'The Night of Broken Glass', also known as 'Kristallnacht'. This then led Leo's mother to send him on the Kindertransport, to Britain.
In the afternoon, we then heard from a Holocaust survivor, who talked to use, in a pre-recorded video, about their experience of growing up in Germany and how they too travelled on the Kindertransport, to Britain. We also had the chance to ask some questions.
We ended our visit by spending some time in the Memorial Garden and paying our respects to the 1.5 million children who were murdered, during the Holocaust, by placing a stone onto the ever-growing pile.
What a moving day we had!