Auschwitz visit

Teenagers from across the Calendar region have been learning about one of the most horrific stories in human history - Auschwitz. This week the Holocaust Educational Trust took students from schools across the Calendar region to Poland.

Students shocked by Auschwitz visit

Students who visited Auschwitz this week said they could not put into words the shock they felt after learning about the events which happened at the camp.

From early 1942 until late 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over German-occupied Europe.

Around 1.3m people were reported to have died there - but some say the figure could be as high as 2.5m.

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Students visit Auschwitz

Auschwitz

It's one of the most horrific stories in human history. Of the six million people who were killed in World War two, more than a million were murdered in just one place - Auschwitz.

In order to show today's teenagers the extent of what happened there, the Holocaust Educational Trust took 200 students from schools across the Calendar region to Poland this week.