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Roma Genocide Exhibition at Greenfield

posted 26 Jan 2017, 03:04 by
Greenfield Community College was chosen to be part of a prestigious event on Holocaust Memorial Day this year. Working with Durham County Council’s equalities team, students from Greenfield’s Sunnydale and Aycliffe campi spent time understanding the genocide of Gypsy and Roma people under the Nazis.

Porajmos – the term used to describe this genocide – became part of an exhibition that the students will deliver to other schools across the county at Durham Cathedral. As well as this, the students continue to share the exhibition in school and raise awareness of an event which is often overlooked which resulted in the deaths of around half a million people.

Peter Davies - teacher of History – said, ‘this has been a brilliant way for the students to develop skills in public speaking and engage with a topic which is fundamental to our understanding of the world. I am always proud of the maturity of our young people and how much they recognise the importance of raising awareness about these terrible moments in our past.’