At the end of the winter term, Immanuel’s Lower Sixth students visit Krakow, Lublin and Warsaw to study 1,000 years of Jewish history. By understanding what Jewry achieved in Poland during this time, our students can better appreciate what was lost.
The trip challenges students to draw upon their educational and life experiences as they consider the profound religious issues it raises. The trip plays a significant part in developing our students’ sense of Jewish responsibility and it has a unique impact on the quality of their relationships with one another.
Each January on Holocaust Memorial Day, these students share the knowledge and insights they have gained on their trip to Poland the previous month with pupils in the first five years of the school.
The Poland Trip 2011 has just returned. Please click on the following links to read diary excerpts for each day of the trip.
Day 1 - Kielce Cemetry and Schindlers' Factory by Chloe Calman and Zoe Gibber
Day 2 - Part 1 - Auschwitz-Birkenau by Sarah Goodman and Hannah Harris
Day 2 - Part 2 - Auschwitz and Menegele's Building No. 10 by Emma Gold and Lauren Simon
Day 3 - Shabbat by Ariel Tamman, Sammy Hakimian and Aaron Lester
Day 4 - Zebilitovska Goura by Hannah Sharron
Day 5 - Majdanek and the Warsaw Ghetto by Natalie Dangoor, Olivia Gordon, Daniel Grodner and Daniel Davis
Day 6 - Part 1 - Treblinka by Joshua Cainer
Day 6 - Part 2 - Tycocin Shtetl and Lopochowa Forest by Ronit Davies
Day 7 - The Lauder Morasha Primary School by Lizzie Green