Grade 11 students from Cardinal Carter Catholic High School’s World Religions class attended a session in the Tour For Humanity mobile classroom to learn about the events of the holocaust.
“An integral part of our focus is to identify notions of morality, freedom and justice within our world’s religions. The atrocities of the Holocaust are among history’s most offensive violations of human dignity and life, and through receiving this education, our students can be better prepared to promote peace and global solidarity,” said George Lambropoulous, teacher at Cardinal Carter.
Tour For Humanity is a mobile classroom in a bus, that travels across Canada, to educate students on historical events, and focus on how they are relevant to both Canadian and global perspectives. It is a self-contained mobile classroom that provides a highly interactive environment.
Below are testimonies from some of the students:
John Paul J.
“I learned how devastating the holocaust was to people all across Europe and that it was the extermination of not only Jews but other minorities as well. It is very important for us to remember our history because we need to learn from mistakes that we have made in the past so that we don’t repeat them in the future.”
“It is important for us to remember history because of how much we can learn from it. If we want our society to grow and progress in a positive way, then everyone needs to give up old stereotypes and instead focus on being more open minded and less judgmental.”
“It is important for us to remember our history so things as horrible as the holocaust don’t happen again. If people don’t learn about history it may repeat itself and, in this case, that is something that should never happen again. I feel that I learned a lot from this experience and would recommend it to everyone.”
“I learned about Simon Wiesenthal. He and his wife escaped Nazi Germany, and helped capture 1,000 Nazi soldiers after the war. It is important to educate and remember so that we are able to understand the pain and suffering people went through at this time. It was a great experience and I believe every student should experience it because it reinforces prior knowledge you have about the holocaust and also brings new knowledge about the holocaust.”
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