Over the last few months, Year 9 students have been studying World War II but their most recent topic has been all about the Holocaust.
This tragedy happened between January 30, 1933 and May 8, 1945. During this period around 11 million people were killed, but the heaviest hit was the Jewish Communities where approximately 6 million Jews were killed. This is around ¾ of the whole Jewish population of Europe. In addition to Jews, the Nazis targeted Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the disabled for persecution.
To immortalise and remember those who lost their lives during the Holocaust, members of Year 9 created memorials.
These memorials included an excellently presented idea for a memorial garden, a torah memorial that included the words “We Will Remember Them” which were translated into many different languages and a very impressive lighted diorama of a hand rising to meet another through flames.
By Gemma Stewart and Chloe Bromley Y9
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