Holocaust Memorial Day was remembered last week in Global Perspectives lessons as our Key Stage 3 students considered the experiences of Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Poland. They learnt about the increasing restrictions placed upon Jewish civil liberties and the importance of remembering and learning from the atrocities that took place during World War 2.
Students were encouraged to think about appropriate ways to remember the many victims of the Holocaust and considered the difficult decisions to be made about the future of sites such as the extermination camps. They assessed the merits of preserving these places as a warning to future generations versus allowing them to fall into a natural state of disrepair and decline. Students then used empathy and reasoning to design a fitting memorial to millions of victims of this genocide.