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To commemorate the Holocaust Memorial Day, students studying History, Art and Design, Languages and English at York College have worked together to create an exhibition about those persecuted by Nazi Germany, and the six million men, women and children who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

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The exhibition, visible to the whole College, is a poignant reminder of the suffering endured during the Holocaust. Students and staff were encouraged to support the project, writing many moving letters and messages posted on the exhibition itself. The messages expressing thoughts and feelings about the Holocaust have now entered a second phase, whereby anyone connected with the College can contribute by way of an imagined letter, in reply to those students ‘smuggled’ out of the Camp and hung on the wire.

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David Holbrook, a full-time PGCE student at York College, led the project. He comments: “This project has been a tremendous experience for the whole College. However, whilst enthusing about the project, I want to stress it is about a very tragic event - with a view to preventing it ever happening again. The project is also an outstanding testament to both the expertise and the spirit of cooperation at York College.”

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