Lessons From Auschwitz Project Certificate and Accreditation

Today I was really pleased to receive my certificate and 3 ASDAN credits for my work on the Lessons from Auschwitz project as an ambassador for the Holocaust Education Trust

This is what the examiner wrote about my project:

Megan demonstrates a good understanding of the concentration and extermination camps as the outcome of Nazi racist policies. She stresses the need to emphasise the experiences of individuals to audiences rather than dwell exclusively on the statistics of death, horrifying as they are. Megan makes reference to contemporary examples of discrimination against homosexuals and how such prejudices should be challenged. In association with her colleague she has organised a number of methods of teaching audiences through a newspaper article, blogs on the internet, an album for the school library and planned talks within school.’

You can read about my project and see my photo album here.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

On Sunday I went to the National Arboretum to commemorate the Holocaust Memorial Day. There was a short ceremony in the Millennium Chapel and a photographic exhibition, showing pictures taken of Auschwitz. I’m doing AS Level History, and I’m interested in the Holocaust. I’ve applied to go on a trip to Auschwitz, with the Holocaust Educational Trust and will hear by the end of the week whether I’ve been chosen to go… 

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