Recently, our Year 11 History students visited the Holocaust Institute of WA in Yokine.
The seminar began with a guide taking the students through a virtual display of the history of Jewish People in Nazi Germany from 1933 – 1945. Students discussed the period of discrimination and the impact of the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, which lead to concentration and extermination camps and the outbreak of World War ll.
The students learned about the Wannsee Conference, which resulted in the Final Solution.
Mr Ken Arkwright, a survivor of the labour camps, retold his story about his experience during this time, and how he survived the camps.
The seminar finished with a viewing of the Genocide BBC DVD.
“It was a sobering experience, but with a very important message of not to forget, and not to let bullying or any form of discrimination to occur” – Kerry Cross, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.