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Pupils learn of horrors at concentration camp

PUBLISHED: 17:25 25 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:50 25 November 2015

Year 13 pupils from Harris Academy at Auschwitz

Year 13 pupils from Harris Academy at Auschwitz

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Year 13 pupils from Harris Academy experienced a fascinating and informative three-day trip to Poland, where they visited Krakow and Auschwitz.

They flew from Stansted, and stayed in the Hotel Batory guest rooms in Krakow.

“The phrase a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ sums up going to Krakow,” writes Princess Teriba, a history student at the school in Mayflower Road.

“For me Poland was unforgettable, Poland made me extremely grateful and also put a lot of things into perspective, in particular the value of life.

“Life is so precious and those who lost their lives as a result of the holocaust will never be forgotten.

“From the plane journey to the very end, I can honestly say it was the funniest but most surreal trip I have ever gone on.

As well as getting to learn and see Krakow, I also felt like I got closer to those in school I would not necessarily talk to. It was a nice change of scenery and was also very nice to just experience Poland on the whole.

“Krakow is very authentic and traditional. Landmarks, even though retouched were still standing from more than 100 years ago!

“This is was so fascinating to me because especially in Essex everything is new and modern and just to see cities full of culture and originality almost felt like a breath of fresh air.

“Going to Auschwitz was almost surreal. Just to think about everything that took place there was breath taking.

“There is definitely a difference between learning about the holocaust, but being in the presence of an actual concentration camp was almost hard to believe.

“Overall Poland was an amazing trip, such an enjoyable experience and I made memories that will never be forgotten.”

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