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International trip opportunity

Teachers Rachel Metalin, Upper School and Bob Cooper, Prep School will lead an international Holocaust education trip to Poland and Austria in March for students who wish to learn more about history, the Holocaust and 20th century genocide.

Students will visit multiple Polish locations, including: Warsaw, Plaszow, Tykocin, Lublin, Majdanek, Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Austria, students will visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp and the Hartheim Center and have the opportunity to explore the city of Vienna.

Veteran guides will accompany students throughout the trip to ensure they receive the utmost from the experience. Upon return, students will organize a project to help disseminate what they’ve learned to the UCC community.

If you’re interested in your son participating in this experience, please contact Metalin at rmetalin@ucc.on.ca.

Here are some testimonials of students who participated in the March 2014 trip:

“The March of the Living trip, that I, accompanied by Ms. Metalin, Ms. Kaye, and 10 other students from Upper Canada College, was like none other. Not only did it give the others and me insight into the tragedy that was the Holocaust, but it also made us realize how lucky we are to live in a civil society, while also building life long friendships. For us it was more than a journey; it was what the journey stood for.

“Through being in the physical spaces of the Holocaust we vowed to bring our experiences home and ensure that it never happens again! There are no other trips that can make you feel as intense emotion and no other trips that change you as profoundly as this one.”
-Current IB2 student

“The March break trip to Poland and the Czech Republic was the most impactful experience I’ve participated in. The trip gave me valuable insights into both history, and humanity and its struggles.

“The reason I initially went on the trip was because of my interest in history. My view of history was immensely impacted by this trip, and I would consider it a defining moment in both my study of history and my development as a human being. The trip really enhanced my view of history by giving a human view of the consequences of anti-Semitism and xenophobia, and by showing how minorities were treated in Nazi Germany. The trip also helped me empathize with the millions of victims of the Holocaust on a more personal level than reading a book could.”
-Current IB2 student



Blue: Whole School
Yellow: Upper School
Red: Prep School


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