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Reflection On My Understanding Of The Holocaust

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In Grade 9 I participated in the the ASPER Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program. This was one of the most impactful learning experiences of my life. This program entailed 18 hours of education about the Holocaust and other human rights violations. A Holocaust survivor spoke to us about their experiences in a concentration camp. We also attended a synagogue’s memorial service for the Holocaust. These experiences had a poignant impact on my understanding of the Holocaust. I saw it in a different light, more attuned to the perspective of the Jewish people: who were the victims.

The program culminated in a trip to Washington D.C. to visit the National Holocaust Museum.
Seeing the artifacts in there, such as an entire room full
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