2 November 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Auschwitz-Birkenau with 200 pupils and teachers from across Scotland as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project.
"This is a reminder that all of us have a duty to challenge hate and intolerance" – FM @NicolaSturgeon has visited Auschwitz-Birkenau with Scottish pupils and teachers as part of the #LessonsFromAuschwitz project run by @HolocaustUK. pic.twitter.com/b8CMzezaMk
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) October 31, 2018
The programme has taken more than 4,000 Scottish students to the former concentration camp, as well as 550 teachers.
The First Minister said:
It is a privilege to join pupils from across Scotland on the Lessons from Auschwitz visit to Poland and experience first-hand with them the sites where horrific crimes against humanity took place.
“We must ensure the Holocaust is never forgotten. The work of the Holocaust Educational Trust is vital in educating young people about the Holocaust and what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable in a society. I’m proud the Scottish Government is able to support them to continue their important work and I am honoured to be participating in this visit.”
A moving day @AuschwitzMuseum with 200 Scottish students on our #LessonsFromAuschwitz project. Special thanks @NicolaSturgeon @ScotGovFM for joining us today and for all your support. pic.twitter.com/kTVEWnxPUR
— H.E.T. (@HolocaustUK) October 30, 2018