Blogging our way through Eastern Europe
Friday April 13, 2018--day 3
My education from BLS continues to amaze me and the experiences so far have been so profound.
The targeted population project from Facing History and Ourselves was one of the first major research projects and I can remember pouring over books, yes books, and one discovery or fact led me to another shocking reality. My group was assigned the disabled victims. Yesterday we traveled to Bernburg and visited the Stiftung Gedenkstätten Sachsen- Anhalt Fachlinkum and the experience was overwhelming. The emotions were raw. The history became very real.
I feel so fortunate to be able to continue the education that began as a student in 2005, and this memorial showed me that the light will still shine. The amount of research and knowledge available now at this memorial and also the one in Berlin is astounding to me. I hope that it continues and it will with me.
Catherine Foley '05
Facing History at BLS '04-05
Classics teacher ( and chaperone extradinaire, per Ms Freeman)
Catherine, there was a reason why Mrs. Freemen took you on this trip. Reading things in textbooks is one thing, but seeing it and feeling it is another.
Thank you all for sharing such vivid, thoughtful accounts. I am learning because of you so thank you for taking the time to share these profound experiences. As a parent I am grateful for BLS, Facing History, Ms. Freeman, Mr. Gavin and chaperones extraordinaire! I am particularly grateful that students seem to be pulling together for each other as they face both brutal and delightful lessons. Thank you Laila and Owen for your posts.
...and thank you to Leo as well!
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