by Aleksandra Szymczak, Year 9
I found that the Holocaust Memorial Day in school was very impactful and the activities were informative and further expanded our knowledge of the cruelty and horrors encountered during the Holocaust. We were all taught about the blood-curdling experiences of over 11 million victims, especially those of the 6 million Jews, murdered. Throughout the day, we had chances to display and pay our respects through different activities, such as creating posters and hand-crafting felt butterflies.
I believe it is extremely important for everyone to be educated about the Holocaust because the horrors that were endured during such a painful period of time deserve to be acknowledged and the heartbreak understood. The Holocaust is such an important moment in our history; the victims and their ordeals deserve to be remembered.