I had decided to reduce my serious posting and stick to crime fiction for a while, but I so very rarely agree with any policy of this government that I had to post on something with which I am in total agreement.
Two sixth formers from every school in England will be sent on an educational trip to Auschwitz.
The aim is ensure the lessons of Nazi genocide are never forgotten.
Schools Minister Jim Knight wants the chosen teenagers to educate their classmates about the Holocaust when they return.
Each will meet an Auschwitz survivor, be shown around the camp's barracks and crematoria and see the registration documents of inmates and piles of hair, shoes, clothes and other items seized by the Nazis.
The Holocaust Education Trust has also produced a DVD containing testimonies of survivors, which schools can order.
The DVD, which took four years to develop, features 18 witnesses to the Holocaust and survivors of the associated Nazi eugenics programme including Roma and Sinti gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses and political prisoners.
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I believe this is particularly relevant today in view of what is going on in Darfur [now out of the headlines], and Kenya.