Forty five students from Maghull High School (MHS) made a memorable visit to Krakow. The group visited the Auschwitz concentration camp where they were taken round the site and learned how holocaust victims were selected for the gas chambers or forced labour.
They then moved on to Birkenau, the death camp. Here, they saw one of the cattle trucks used to transport the victims, the gas chambers and the conditions in which the prisoners lived. Following this, the students were taken back to Krakow for a tour of the city.
On the final morning, the group visited the Galicia Jewish Museum where they experienced a tour of the museum which detailed Jewish history within the city of Krakow.
Although the students were clearly exhausted from the the trip and the miles of walking covered, staff and students alike all agreed that it was very worthwhile.