Holocaust Memorial Candles

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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, which commemorates the victims of the Holocaust. The day itself (27th January) marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

The theme for the day this year is 'ordinary people', and in light of this students across the school have been encouraged to contemplate and discuss the victims of the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of one third of the Jewish people, along with countless members of other minorities.

Students have completed paper candles with their thoughts, which now fill doors and windows around the Academy.