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Newton Abbot students learn about the horrors of Auschwitz

By HEdawnellis  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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INTERACTIVE LEARNING: From left, students Sophie Knott, Rhenna Shermer and James Peck with their Holocaust project

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STUDENTS at Coombeshead Academy, Newton Abbot, have had interactive learning sessions about the Holocaust.

As well as learning the facts and history, the Year 9 students have also incorporated it into drama workshops.

Year 10 and 11 students also performed a play based on Auschwitz.

“I knew a bit about the Holocaust, but now I know the details of what happened during the six-week project,” said Sophie Knott, student in Year 9. Rhenna Shermer. added: “We learnt Auschwitz is still open and people take flowers and light candles at the firing wall where people lost their lives.

“People used to also lay flowers for Joseph Mengele, who was a German doctor who conducted human experiments at Auschwitz.

“His room has now been blocked off as a sign of respect to those who died.”

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