Bergen-Belsen


Bergen-Belsen – the name alone makes many people shudder, especially if they are of an age where their generation was directly involved. For the current generation it is difficult for them to imagine the horrors that took place in that awful camp. Today, as part of their English studies, our Years 7 and 8 had a talk from Major Maxim Erskine-Naylor of the Scots Dragoon Guards. Major Erskine-Naylor was based in Germany, about 20 minutes from Bergen-Belsen, a place he visited regularly. The boys were fascinated to hear his talk, something they could really relate to, as they have been studying “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” in English. They were so engrossed and had so many questions to ask that two lessons were used rather than the planned one. Many thanks to Major Erskine-Naylor for giving such an inspiring talk.