On Tuesday 15 August, the Year 11 VCE Modern History class went to the Holocaust Museum in Elsternwick, which was recently opened after a huge redevelopment. We participated in a workshop where we talked about how Jewish people lived in Nazi Germany and their lives before, during and after the Holocaust. We handled artifacts from the period which we analysed to gain a greater understanding and insight into areas such as use of propaganda, deception and acts of courage. We also had the privilege to listen to the story of a holocaust survivor, Joe Szwarcberg. Joe’s message to the world is, “to be kind always.” Students came away with a new understanding of the period.