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History students visit key historic sites in Berlin

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A2 European History students recently visited Berlin to see key sites relating to the rise of Nazism and World War II.

Photos:

Top row: books in the German Historical Museum; the Holocaust Museum – each of the blocks (all different heights) represents a page from the Talmud; on Unter den Linden, one of the main thoroughfares of Berlin; at Sachsenhausen concentration camp – the entrance; at Sachsenhausen – table for medical experiments.

Bottom row: first two photos – the Berlin Stadium, where Jesse Owens, the African American athlete, infuriated Hitler with his success; statues of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; interrogation room in the East German Stasi prison; at the WW2 Russian Victory War Memorial in Tiergarten.

What our students said about the trip:

Rebecca Turner: ‘The visit to the Stasi prison was really good. It was fascinating to learn about the experiences of political prisoners.’

Alec Yates: ‘The in-depth information about life and struggles of people in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s was really interesting.’

Joshua Catchpool: ‘The Berlin Wall was exciting! I enjoyed the artwork.’