The King's (The Cathedral) School

Peterborough

Here we will partake in “The Journey Exhibition” which follows the story of Leo Stein, a 10-year-old German Jewish boy, living with his parents and younger sister Hannah.   We will be transported back to 1938 and follow Leo as his life changes, as it did for all Jews at the time. We will see where Leo lived, learn about his Jewish faith, and where he went to school.  We will learn why many Jewish people were forced into hiding and how others escaped.

By learning about the impact of Nazi propaganda, anti-Jewish measures and anti-Semitism. the exhibition ultimately asks visitors to consider how the Holocaust could ever have happened.

At the end of the tour we will have an opportunity to hear from a Holocaust survivor (dependent on their availability, health, etc. nearer the time). Since the Centre opened in 1995 many survivors have shared their stories. These stories, along with their artefacts and historical information, have been preserved so that their memories and testimonies will remain for future generations.

Our visit will  fit in with our RS Year 7 Judaism topic and also the English Year 8 topic which examines the book 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas', and the Year 9 history topic on the Holocaust and Second World War.

Students do not need to wear uniform, but should be dressed appropriately (i.e. NO crop tops, torn jeans, offensive T shirts etc.).

Visit the Museum's website here.