Historians visit Berlin!

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Twenty three Cirencester College History students explored Berlin’s famous historical sites and museums as part of a jam packed three day visit.

In freezing temperatures and heavy snow the students visited the world famous Jewish Museum, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Zoo. On the last day the group took the opportunity of travelling outside the city to visit the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, a moving and powerful experience. The camp still houses a number of surviving buildings and structures whilst others (including guard towers and barracks) have been reconstructed. The experience of walking around the camp allowed students to appreciate the scale and horrors of the concentration camps, a crucial aspect of their study of German History as well as an important experience for any citizen of the world.

Student Jasmine Coles commented “The trip gave me an opportunity to see at first hand these hugely significant places in not just German History, but World History too!”

The students embraced all aspects of the Berlin experience and became particular fans of the delicacy that is bratwurst!

For more information please contact Greg Pollock on 01285 640994.

 

 

Last Modified: 5th March 2010
March 2010 Archive