Posted on 01/25/2015 @ 06:53 PM
Deniz Karakurt Holocaust Reflection Mr.Reese English I Honors / P.5 1/25/15
On January 12, 2015 my 5th period class went to the holocaust memorial as a field trip. When we arrived at the holocaust memorial what that stood out the most is the colossal hand reaching out into the sky and the stone used for the floor. The first activity we did was take a guide along the plaques showing real pictures of moments and events that happened, the plaques were very descriptive and meaningful and had explanations under it. Along the way, the trail also had meaningful statues and quotes from Anne Frank matching the statue. In the middle of the trail was the entrance to the hand, the walk to the hand was so peaceful from the music, to the torch, to the sun coming in through the cuts in the walls. Upon entrance you immediately notice the little girl crying, it was saddening, and the rest of the statues represented family trying to help each other up the hand. Once the guide was done, they brought us to a room where we heard Allen Hall tell his story, a survivor from the holocaust. All in all the experience was breathtaking.