Enrichment Week - Berlin 2017Posted on: 17/07/2017
The School's Enrichment Week once again included a trip to Berlin this year.
Students visited many sights relevant to the Cold War and Nazi Germany topics they are studying for their GCSEs. This included the Topography of Terror (a museum built on the site where the SS, the Gestapo and the Reich Main Security Office ran their central operations); the East-Side Gallery (a 1316 metre long section of the Berlin Wall which is now an international memorial to freedom); Wannsee Villa (where leading figures in the Nazi government met to discuss their so-called Final Solution to the Jewish Question); Checkpoint Charlie Museum (built on the site of the famous border crossing point on the Berlin Wall); Sachsenhausen concentration camp (where more than 200,000 people were imprisoned by the Nazis and some 50,000 were brutally murdered); and Hohenschönhausen prison (a former Stasi prison in East Berlin).
Everyone agreed it was a memorable and often very moving and thought provoking trip.