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January 27, 2015

International Day for the Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity

70th anniversary  of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Extermination Camp

On the occasion of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity , our students participated in several official events in Madrid.

On January 27, the International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity was celebrated, a date established in 1996 by the United Nations, and which has been commemorated since 2005 in Spain, to remember the more than six million lives lost during the second world war.


Our ESO and Baccalaureate students participated in various events held in Madrid. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, the City Councils of Getafe, Alcorcón and Alcobendas hosted events to commemorate this day by inviting students from different educational centers and members of Jewish institutions in Madrid. The Assembly of the Community of Madrid also carried out an act and candle lighting attended by our 4th ESO students.  Read +


The Goethe Institute of Madrid organized together with the Yehudi Menuhim Foundation and the Polish Institute of Culture a cultural event. The 3rd and 4th grade students of our school sang at the opening of the event, performing songs in Hebrew, Spanish and Yiddish.


We have had the presence and testimony of Jorge Klainman, survivor of the Shoa.

Official act  in the Senate

Our 2nd year high school students attended the official ceremony held on January 27, 2015 in the Senate and chaired by His Majesty the King.


In the presence of various personalities, two of our students lit one of the candles in an act full of solemnity and meaning.

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CHAOS - Dilemmas in the Shoah

Our 3rd year ESO students carried out an exhibition at the Alcobendas Art Center to commemorate the day of the Holocaust and the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity. On this occasion, the exhibition revolved around the understanding of the moral dilemmas that some Jews had to face during the Holocaust, making decisions fraught with difficulties.


The objective of the exhibition was to bring this dramatic episode in the History of Humanity to all  young people, inviting members of the Jewish Community and students from various schools in Madrid so that they could learn and clarify their doubts about what happened during the Second World War.


A total of 200 students from different educational centers in Madrid have attended this exhibition, which has undoubtedly been of great interest and learning for all. This goes to demonstrate the socializing role of our school, which, through the transmission of knowledge and values, has made other young people in Madrid learn and become aware of this tragic event that occurred less than a century ago.


We thank the Alcobendas City Council for the spaces provided for the development of the exhibition, as well as the Trinity College, San Patricio, King's College and Colegio Aldeafuente schools that have participated in this year's program.

It is for us a duty to keep remembering, keep learning and keep transmitting. A commitment to our people and to the history that is about to be written. Only by remembering and studying the past can we hope to secure the future. It is a pleasure and an honor for us to be able to participate in these events and it fills us with pride to see our young students represent our community and our school in events like these.





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