We have all made an exhibition about the Holocaust. It is an amazing subject to study, because it can teach us how to live today to make sure it never happens again.
Today yr5 went out on a trip to the Holocaust Centre. We went to find out more about the holocaust. While we were there we met another survivor called Susie then we found out more about Leo.
First we went into a dark room with a massive screen. We found out about Leos life. Leo is 10 and he lives in Germany with his mum, dad and sister. Then we went up to Leos family living room and realised its very different to ours because a lot of the things we have they don’t. The next room we went in was Leos classroom, because he was Jewish he didn’t get treated fairly. He lost his best friend just because he was Jewish he had been blamed on by Adolf Hitler because he wanted them out of the country.
Today I went back to the holocaust centre to find out more about Leo’s journey. While we were there we also talked to someone called Susie had also survived the holocaust. Susie told us all about her story of the holocaust
At the start of the day we went back through all of Leo’s rooms. However this time we had to drop a card off at each room after we had watched a video. Each card had a human right on it, and which ever one Leo have lost we have to leave behind.
In the afternoon we met Susie she told use all about how she survived the holocaust. Susie mum called Rosa was Jewish which meant she was Jewish.
Today I went back to the holocaust center on the 15 June to interview a holocaust survivor. The first room we went out to was a massive dark room. Then we got into six groups.
The next room we went into was the class room we watch a part of Leos dairy each room we went into.
In the afternoon we met another survivor she was called Susie . She told us about her story and how she forgot about her whole family because of the holocaust. She went on kinder transport when she was only three years old. She grew up in an orphanage as her mother Rosa was busy working.
On the 15th of June 2016 year 5 went to the holocaust centre for the second time. As soon as we arrived we went upstairs into a room to put our belongings. When we went downstairs we watched a video of Leo and his life. After that we had to answer some questions about what’s important to us and what we love. After that we went into an elevator were we got out and entered Leo’s living room. We looked at some of his toys and then we watched a short video of his diary. When we watched the video; we went into Leo’s school. We had to sit on what Leo sat on which was a wooden bench. We realised that a lot of the things were different than ours in his classroom.
We made a poster about positive and negative ways to treat people we put negative words on the stones and positive words on the roses. We used dark colours for the stones and bright colours for the roses.