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Memento. The Children’s Concentration Camp at Litzmannstadt

author Małgorzata Kołodziejska and Anna Słowińska 

The point of departure for the search of to students for traces in local history was the “Memorial of the Broken Hearts”, commemorating the so-called detention camp for Polish juveniles, where the SS had imprisoned Polish youths under inhumane conditions. The topic of the competition was “The Most Important Event in the History of My Home Town. Witnesses and Testimonies”. The project presented here was carried out by two secondary school students. They collected reports of contemporary witnesses and carried out research work in the library. The write-up of their work and research findings was handed in as a contribution towards the competition.

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