EDISON, NJ -- On December 9, the freshman class from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison went to the Jewish Heritage Museum, located in Battery Park in Manhattan, to view a special exhibition on Auschwitz. This trip was the culminating activity for the ninth grade Global Scholars introductory sessions focused on human rights.
Students experienced docent guided tours from individuals who had a direct connection to the Holocaust and/or Auschwitz. The day culminated with a talk from Holocaust survivor, Paulette Singer Barrett, who spoke about her experiences as a child growing up in hiding in France in a Catholic community. Overall, the students learned many things on this trip, but mostly had the opportunity to reflect upon how these horrors from the past help us grow as informed citizens today.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.