British students to visit Auschwitz


Britain will send students to visit Auschwitz and have them report what they witnessed.

Two students from every high school and college will visit the death camp in Poland and then speak to other students at special programs, Ed Balls, the British secretary of state for children, school and families, announced Monday.

The trips will be funded in part with about $9.2 million from Britain’s Holocaust Educational Trust, The Associated Press reported.

Balls also denounced in a statement a hoax e-mail saying that Britain had ceased teaching the Holocaust in schools because it is offensive to Muslims.


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