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Why some Israeli high schools stopped trips to Poland

Some of Israel's high schools have decided to end student trips to the concentration camps in Poland, preferring other educational frameworks to deal with the issue of the Holocaust.

In 2014, when Shira Chait was a 10th grader at the Israel Arts and Science Academy in Jerusalem, she tried to lead a revolution and restart the tradition of student trips to Poland that ended at her school six years earlier.

Since the 1980s, most Israeli high schools have been sending thousands of students ages 16-18 to Poland. During these one-week trips, the students learn about the Holocaust of the European Jews. They tour ghettos, visit Jewish museums and concentration camps and wave Israeli flags in a show of Jewish victory over the Nazi extermination machine. 

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