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Czech and German culture and history examined on Prague and Berlin trip

History pupils in Germany

Historians from the fourth year through to the upper sixth form have recently returned from taking a first hand look at Czech and German culture and history.

On the first leg of the tour, trips to Prague’s museum of communism, castle and Jewish quarter were followed by chance for reflection as pupils visited Lidice, a village destroyed by the Nazis in 1942, and Terezin, a concentration camp where many started their journey to Auschwitz.

After travelling to Berlin, pupils saw the Brandenburg Gate and took in the Reichstag building and Checkpoint Charlie before visiting the city’s new holocaust memorial.

The packed and valuable trip provided our pupils with many memories, as well as helping to improve their understanding of Nazi and cold war history as part of their GCSE and A-level studies.