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Newton Abbot students learn about the horrors of Auschwitz

By HEdawnellis  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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.

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“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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