Students' poignant trip to Poland
PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 June 2013
FOR the fourth consecutive year, 73 year 10 religious education students from The Kings Of Wessex Academy, Cheddar, visited Krakow, Poland, retracing the steps of people who were discriminated against by the Nazi regime in World War Two.
They met a Holocaust survivor who shared the harrowing story of her capture and survival as a three-year-old girl, and her remarkable liberation from Auschwitz and Birkenau.
She also told how she was later adopted and had the happy one in a million chance of being reunited with her biological mother aged 21.
Students visited Oscar Schindler’s factory which recreates Krakow’s experience under Nazi occupation as well as the Wieliczka Salt Mines where they explored the underground chambers, chapels with salt sculptures and salt lakes.