Last Friday, Mary met with Amelia and Steven from Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College, to hear about their visit to concentration camp site Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Mary attended an event organised by Holocaust Educational Trust Lessons from Auschwitz Project. It’s a four part education course which includes a one day visit to the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, and gives students a chance to see for themselves where racism and intolerance can ultimately lead.
Mary Creagh MP said at the event:
“I was pleased to learn that Amelia and Steven were to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. It was brilliant to hear their views on the visit and how they want better to understand our history and the importance of confronting prejudice and racism.
“As the former Chair of the Parliamentary Genocide Prevention group, this is a subject that is very close to my heart, especially with the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic and anti- Islamic attacks in the UK. I want to thank Ossett Academy for making this visit possible and I encourage other young people in Wakefield to take up this opportunity in the future.”