Letchworth pupils visit Auschwitz

Students from Fearnhill School in Letchworth GC pictured with a survivor during a trip to Auschwitz

Students from Fearnhill School in Letchworth GC pictured with a survivor during a trip to Auschwitz - Credit: Archant

A GROUP of secondary school students who visited Auschwitz have said they were left moved by their experience.

Students from Fearnhill School in Letchworth GC visited the camp during February half-term.

They also had the opportunity to speak with a Holocaust survivor at a Jewish museum in Krakow.

Year 13 student Jordan Pope, from Stotfold, said: “It was my first time and I didn’t know what to expect, but there is nothing that could have prepared me for what I saw and felt.

“Everyone has seen it in the books, the films and the TV documentaries but nothing could prepare anyone for the overwhelming sense of dread and horror as you stand in the vast, cold openness of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


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“The experience of standing in the spot where millions had walked before you on the path to death is one which none of us will forget.”

The group, which was made of Year 11 and 13 students, spent three days in Poland.

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