Ensuring the Holocaust is not forgotten with Woodkirk students

The Holocaust Educational Trust does great work ensuring that the horrors of Auschwitz and the Holocaust are never forgotten. It’s great that young people from across my Morley & Outwood constituency have had the opportunity to see the reality of the concentration camps for themselves. This year students from Outwood Grange, Rodillian and Silcoates all took part.

The Lessons from Auschwitz Project is now in its 16th year and aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust ¬†based on the premise that ‘hearing is not like seeing’ ¬†and to signal what can happen if prejudices and racism become acceptable. Over 22,000 young people and their teachers have taken part so far.

For Celine & Declan from Woodkirk Academy in Morley this has been an amazing experience. Celine’s grandmother was born and spent two years at Auschwitz. They are both planning to talk to others about their experiences so that the horrors of the Holocaust are never forgotten.

I told them on Friday that I will also do whatever I can to help them, both here in Morley but also nationally, through the Prime Ministers Holocaust Commission.

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Posted March 17th, 2014 by Ed