Students at City College Plymouth will today get a taste of what it’s like to be marginalised and separated from society as part of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Students from the College will run an interactive exhibition at the Goschen centre, where people will be able to make a pledge against genocide, holocaust and the discrimination of people all over the world.
When visitors walk through the exhibition, they will be separated into groups, never knowing what their outcome will be - as people experienced in concentration camps.
The activity is part of the students’ tutorial work and they have been looking at the history and biography associated with holocaust and genocide. The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Speak Up Speak Out’.
Alison Chapman, Business Lecturer at the College, said: “Students will be creating an exhibition of their work, alongside an invitation to their peers and colleagues to make a pledge to 'Speak Up and Speak Out' against hate crime, discrimination and the marginalisation of people from all over the world. We welcome staff and students to come and find out about Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 and make their own pledge.”