The National Holocaust Centre
This week, Year 6 visited the National Holocaust Centre as part of our topic on World War II. Firstly, we heard the first-hand story of a holocause survivor, called Henry. We learnt about how his parents protected him by finding another family to look after him who were not Jewish. We were able to ask him lots of questions to find out more about what his life was like at the time and how the events affected the rest of his life.
After this, we followed the journey of a Kindertransport child (called Leo) who escaped from Germany to safety in England, just before World War II broke out. In order to learn what his journey was like, we travelled through a series of rooms that depicted different parts of his story. These interactive exhibits enabled us to gain a good understanding of Kristallnacht and the Kindertransport.
Finally, we visited the memorial gardens, which are dedicated to victims of the Holocaust. We were even able to each place a stone in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
We are looking forward to using this immersive experience as inspiration for a piece of flashback writing, based on these events.
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