On the day of the 70th commemorative year and day of the closing of Auschwitz, the class learned of one of the Holocaust victims. Shonagh Davidson, from the Arts Education service, returned to Elphinstone to teach the story of Anne Frank through drama. Through role play the children acted out scenes and learned about her life.
The children learned that Anne Frank was an outgoing and happy child who loved life! But in German occupied Holland, things were starting to change for Jewish people and Anne was frightened by what she saw and heard. On her 13th birthday Anne was given a diary and she wrote what happened to her and her family. Not long afterwards the family went into hiding in an attic above a factory. They hid for two years until they were discovered by the German soldiers and taken to the concentration camp in Poland.
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