On Friday, Year 6 visited The National Holocaust Centre and Museum.
We listened to the stories of surviving Jewish children who lived during the 1930s and Second World War. We travelled on a journey through history and followed the story of Leo, a German-Jewish boy growing up in Berlin in the 1930s. We discovered seven rooms where we witnessed Leo’s journey unfolding in his home, school, street, hiding space, train carriage and refuge. We listened to and read testimony from survivors, and studied objects belonging to them, documents and photographs. We were given time to explore the rooms and handle the items. Towards the end of our trip, we were given the unique opportunity to listen to the life story of Ruth Barnett, a survivor who left her home in Berlin to travel on the Kinder transport to safety in England. We were honoured to have the opportunity to ask Ruth questions about her experiences.