Lessons from Auschwitz Orientation Seminar…

Today I travelled to Birmingham for the Lessons from Auschwitz Orientation Seminar. I listened to a Holocaust survivor, Kitty Hart-Moxon, who was at Auschwitz for two years when she was only 16 years old. Her story was both moving and inspirational. I feel honoured to hear such a personal account of the Holocaust and conditions at Auschwitz. I think it’s really important to remember, that everyone who suffered during the Holocaust was an individual person, not just a faceless statistic.  

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                           Kitty Hart-Moxon talking about her experience at Auschwitz

Read more about her here.

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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