Pupils from Grays Convent High School learn about Holocaust

Thurrock Gazette: Poland trip – Magdalena Jaworska, Emily Prosho, Aquila Probha and Amy Gore with a Holocaust display Poland trip – Magdalena Jaworska, Emily Prosho, Aquila Probha and Amy Gore with a Holocaust display

PUPILS from Grays Convent High School joined others from the borough in visiting Poland and the Auschwitz concentration camp.

The trip was part of an initiative in the borough to teach youngsters about the Holocaust and give them an opportunity to reflect on the dangers of discrimination in society. It took place ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Pupils Amy Gore, Aquila Probha, Magdalena Jaworska and Emily Prosho went on the trip and said: “This will have a lasting impact on us.

“We knew about the Holocaust before we travelled to Poland, but seeing things like the gas chambers and the collections of luggage and clothing taken from prisoners brought the reality home to us.”

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1:59pm Sun 9 Feb 14

rocket1 says...

CONVENT IN CRISIS!!!!!
CONVENT IN CRISIS!!!!! rocket1

12:30am Mon 10 Feb 14

jimpres says...

The students would have well served if they were also told who established the camps on Polish soil. The German Nazis established the camps on occupied Polish soil. This is a major point and should also be part to the correct history.
The students would have well served if they were also told who established the camps on Polish soil. The German Nazis established the camps on occupied Polish soil. This is a major point and should also be part to the correct history. jimpres

1:35am Mon 10 Feb 14

UncleEbenezer says...

'The trip was part of an initiative in the borough to teach youngsters about Holocaust and give them an opportunity to reflect on the dangers of discrimination in society'

Another important topic to discuss would be that Jews were NOT discriminated in the Polish society, on the contrary, they were more at home there than in any other European country. Historical lessons should be put into a context. Auschwitz is pewhaps more than anything else EMPHATICALLY THE STORY OF POLISH-JEWISH GENOCIDE that happened within a determined historical situation. I am not convinced at all that the moral to take is about discrimination within the society, were Poles and other nations discriminated within German society then? (since that seems to be the point of comparison)? that is absurd. Given, however, such a choice of topic, a discussion of the history of Poland is a must in its incomparable on the European scene record of religious and ethnical toleration.
'The trip was part of an initiative in the borough to teach youngsters about Holocaust and give them an opportunity to reflect on the dangers of discrimination in society' Another important topic to discuss would be that Jews were NOT discriminated in the Polish society, on the contrary, they were more at home there than in any other European country. Historical lessons should be put into a context. Auschwitz is pewhaps more than anything else EMPHATICALLY THE STORY OF POLISH-JEWISH GENOCIDE that happened within a determined historical situation. I am not convinced at all that the moral to take is about discrimination within the society, were Poles and other nations discriminated within German society then? (since that seems to be the point of comparison)? that is absurd. Given, however, such a choice of topic, a discussion of the history of Poland is a must in its incomparable on the European scene record of religious and ethnical toleration. UncleEbenezer

9:50pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Iwonka says...

No mention of the perpetrators, Nazi Germany. Is the writer of this article afraid of offending Germans? There is a lack of compunction about offending Poles, whose country was victimized by the Germans. Ethnic (non-Jewish) Poles comprised the second largest group of victims in the German camps in occupied Poland! Please refrain from misinforming young students by obscuring the facts of history!
No mention of the perpetrators, Nazi Germany. Is the writer of this article afraid of offending Germans? There is a lack of compunction about offending Poles, whose country was victimized by the Germans. Ethnic (non-Jewish) Poles comprised the second largest group of victims in the German camps in occupied Poland! Please refrain from misinforming young students by obscuring the facts of history! Iwonka

10:35pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Marcus P says...

rocket1 wrote:
CONVENT IN CRISIS!!!!!
So they knocked you back for a job there....get over it!

It is good young people get the chance to visit this camp.
[quote][p][bold]rocket1[/bold] wrote: CONVENT IN CRISIS!!!!![/p][/quote]So they knocked you back for a job there....get over it! It is good young people get the chance to visit this camp. Marcus P

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