Since 1999, over 34,000 students and teachers have taken part in the Holocaust Educational Trust's groundbreaking Lessons from Auschwitz Project.
Based on the premise that 'hearing is not like seeing', this four-part course explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today. The LFA Project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people and to clearly highlight what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.
The visits to the former Nazi concentration and death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau are preceded and followed by half-day seminars in order to ensure an exceptional educational experience.
Hear a Holocaust survivor speak, learn about pre-war Jewish life and prepare for the visit. We met a gentleman called Rudi Openheimer who had been at Bergen Belson.
Visit Poland for one day to tour authentic sites and museum exhibits. We also had a memorial service where we ;lit a candle each.
Reflect on the visit and the contemporary relevance of the lessons of the Holocaust.
Design and carry out a plan to spread the lessons and take action. - this is the section that we are currently completing. Once completed then the students will be awarded ASDAN credits as well as us all becoming LFA ambassadors.
It was an exceptional experience and this will be shared out during tutor times and assemblies. We felt that it was a privilege to be able to attend and has certainly confirmed for us that 'hearing is not like seeing'.