In April, Tasmin Tyrrell made a university trip to Poland and Germany where she visited the Auschwitz concentration camps. In June, Tasmin presented a slide show and gave a talk to the Past Finders about her experiences there and about the events of World War II. Even though this is a difficult subject, the children asked many insightful questions and were interested to learn about the atrocities of the Holocaust and were shocked by the amount of people who died at the hands of the Nazis. 17 million people altogether, 6 million of whom were Jewish people and 1.5 million people in Auschwitz-Birkenau alone. Tasmin also showed them pictures of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe she visited in Berlin and talked about the life of Oscar Schindler and how his actions saved the lives of just over one thousand Jewish people.
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