Southsea students join Clegg on tour of Auschwitz

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A PAIR of students were joined by the Deputy Prime Minister on a tour of Auschwitz.

Through the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz Project’, A-level history students Noah D’Aeth, 18, and Theo Read, 17, took part in a one day visit to the former Nazi extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The students from St John’s College were joined by Nick Clegg and 200 other sixth form students from across the south east on a tour of the two sites.

Theo said: ‘The most moving part for me was the ceremony at the end, led by Rabbi Marcus.

‘At the end of the short service we lit candles and put them along the train track in remembrance of the people who lost their lives at Auschwitz.’

Noah added: ‘There was so much to take in – we didn’t really talk when we were on the tour, everything that happened at Auschwitz really hit me when I was there.’

At the end of the tour students witnessed Nick Clegg sign the Book of Remembrance at the Auschwitz Museum.