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  1. I've been fascinated since i went to visit Anne Frank's house as a child and always wanted to visit Auschwitz, think it is something everyone should do.


    It wasn't how i imagined in terms of how people saw birds don't fly etc...i think if you were there alone it would feel like that but it's so busy! I didn't expect so many people visiting.

    Auschwitz 1 is like visiting a museum but Birkanau gives you more of a feel for how it really was.


    You leave with a feeling of disbelief and true horror.


    Please forgive my ignorance. I have never heard of Birkanau, probably due to the lack of teaching when I was at school. What happened there? and why was your visit more upsetting than that of Auschwitz?


    Genuinely interested.


    From what you have said, it would appear that Auschwitz is quite the tourist attraction. In some ways I feel this is good, but on the other hand I find it quite upsetting.

  2. that would be very nice...but when a forummer starts a simple thread on christmas lights in firth park and then others slate the area......or some one asks a question about an explosion in s5 and another posts blowin the scum up in that area.......it gets a bit tedious.....why cant people just be able to ask simple questions without getting people making stupid comments ????


    I don' know the answer annb3811. Perhaps it's just boredom as you suggest. From a personal point of view, I put it down to immaturity. And that's fine, everybody goes through it, and hopefully emerge as a well rounded individual. :)

  3. It's not just that school, alot of schools use it... probably most


    I was at secondary school during the early eighties, and as I say, it was as if it had never happened. A colleague of mine was also at school at the same time, at the other end of town. He wasn’t taught about it either. He seems to think that it was because it was still too fresh in peoples minds. When did schools start teaching about the holocaust?

  4. I watched a TV film about the Lodz ghetto in Poland and I have read several biographies of holocaust survivors. To me it remains the atrocity of the modern world and I am old enough to recall my mother telling me about it as a child. It was something that she had lived through as a child herself.


    A few years ago I worked with a German woman who, as a child, saw the trains of Jews being loaded to go to the camps. She didn't understand at the time but made sense of it later.


    When I realised the significance of the end of the film, I had tears streaming down my face.


    I cried too. Again. As a 40 year old man, I would have thought that my emotions would be hardened, especially in this day and age. Not so.

  5. My daughter was at HG and saw the film there four years ago. Tried to get her to watch it with me but it never happened. A film once seen, never forgotten.


    My daughter gave the same reaction Bloomdido! She told me that at school, she left the classroom half way through, as it made her feel ill. It is a bitter pill. I watched it at the cinema back in 93/94 I think. After watching it again recently with my Son, I realised that I had forgotten much of it, especially the most touching final scene. It should be watched again and again and never forgotten. There is a very fine barrier existing today, that is preventing the same thing happening again.

  6. Come on you only gave them 10 mins!


    I saw it at school - this was probably about a year after it came out on video. I remember our teacher asking for consent from parents for us to see it as it was rated 15. I remember him jumping up out of his seat to fast forward through the rude bits! I believe though now there is a schools version of the film. I agree it is a very powerful film, learnt more watching it over 3/4 lessons then in probably two terms of work.


    Thanks, thats a good point. I don't remember getting any info from school about the screening of this film. Working it out, I think my daughter was 14 when she saw it. Perhaps this was the dumbed down version for schools. I must say though, that what they learn in sex education seems to be far more advanced than anything shown in Schindler's list. I felt more embaressed than my Son while watching the naughty bits.

  7. My Son came home from school this week telling me what he had learned about the holocaust. I was quite impressed, as when I was at school (many moons ago!) the subject wasn't even mentioned in history lessons. I decided to further his understanding of what happened, by playing the dvd of Schindler's list. My daughter walked into the room and declared that she had seen the film at school (She is 2 years older at the same school). I think it is good that this accurate account of what happened is shown, Well done Handsworth Grange. I don't mind admitting that seeing the film again brought a tear to my eye, so powerfull, it should never be forgotten. Are other schools in Sheffield using it to teach?

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