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Centre students travel to Holocaust sites with student leadership program

RELEASED: June 22, 2006

DANVILLE, KY—Ten Centre College students have recently returned home from an emotionally overpowering visit to some of the major sites of the Nazi Holocaust. The group traveled to Poland as part of the March of Remembrance and Hope (MRH), an international program that educates youth about the Holocaust.

The Centre contingent was part of a group of roughly 1,000 students from all over the world who participated in this year’s MRH, which has been held every other year since 2000. The students participated in a Holocaust symposium in Newark, N.J., before flying to Poland, where they traveled by bus to various Holocaust-related sites, including the once-thriving Jewish cultural centers in Warsaw and Krakow, as well as the former death camps themselves.