Holocaust remembered in school’s exhibit
Students at The Radclyffe School have been inspired by the theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, ‘Don’t Stand By’ to create a display to recall the history of persecution and genocide.
The annual commemoration took place on Wednesday 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945.
Throughout the week an exhibit on display at the school has helped students and staff to think about the Holocaust, genocide and how we all can help to prevent such events in the future.
Teacher of History Amanda Jacob said, “This is the fourth year that the school has marked Holocaust Memorial Day, with the displays also educating students and staff about other more recent genocides in Cambodia, the Balkans, Rwanda and Darfur.”
“In their History lessons students created paper shoes to recreate images from the camps of victims’ possessions. Once again they have created a challenging and sensitive display which we hope will get people thinking.”
Students also learned about the ‘Righteous Muslims’, people who sheltered Jews during the Second World War in the Bosnia, Albania, Turkey and elsewhere.
The display was organised by the school’s recently-established British Values team. This group has been established to develop links between students and the wider community in Oldham, and to build mutual respect, tolerance and understanding.