As part of our commitment to fostering cultural appreciation and linguistic immersion, G9 German Language and Literature students went on an educational expedition to the Dachau Concentration Camp. The trip builds on our recent literary explorations, including John Boyne’s gripping novel “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” and Katherine Kressmann Taylor’s poignant ‘Address Unknown’. The idea for this field trip emerged from our extensive discussions on the rise of Hitler, the reverberating consequences of national socialism on the German populace, and, most notably, the horrors of the Holocaust.
Enthusiasm for understanding this critical period in our collective history has been high among our students, and many questions were asked during the exploration of the various sites and remaining buildings. We believe that this trip will serve as a powerful catalyst for deeper understanding and empathy, and contribute to a more comprehensive education that extends beyond the confines of the classroom.