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THS American History Class Takes Field Trip to Auschwitz Exhibit

The Troy High School American History classes traveled to Union Station in Kansas City to visit the “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away” exhibit.

During the two-hour tour, students were taken through the history of the Holocaust and the happenings of the Auschwitz extermination camp. The exhibit included a miniature model of the camp itself, videos detailing first-person accounts of the survivors, and artifacts taken from the camp, including an infant victim’s shoe, barbed wire fencing, and a whip used by Nazi officers.

It is the hope of Union Station officials and the chaperones that accompanied the students that by spreading information about the Holocaust, our younger generation will understand the danger of hate, propaganda, desperation, and helplessness. As the phrase often connected to the Holocaust puts it – “Never again.”

Special thanks to Vanessa Collins and Garry Schacht for serving as chaperones. Also, a big thank you to Union Station for hosting the exhibit.



Group picture: Students in attendance: Korbyn Ashworth, Brylan Bahr, Davina Benitz, Kiley Drake, Cayley Grable, Reagan Hartman, Alan Jeffrey, Brody O’Donnell (not pictured), Noah Peterson, Jaya Pierce, Emma Smith, Bryson Ballman, Andrew Barnett, Preston Christenson, Boden Benitz, Paityn Engemann, Christian Etherton, Anna Fleek, Austin Grable, Hayden Hegarty, John Huss, Keely Jasper, Caydence Jeschke, Pierce Keller, Madi McKittrick, Brogan Morris, Jerrit Norris, Christian Olivieri, Blake Robinson


Picture 1: A prisoner uniform from the Auschwitz camp.


Picture 2: Snapshots of prisoners from the Auschwitz camp. Students were given an audio device which offered a brief history of each prisoner.