In 2015 I was inspired to write this article by the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It was published in the University of Brighton Anthology ‘Reflections’.

Pushing a Pram at Birkenau

In May 2007 I had the opportunity to accompany sixth form students on a visit to the camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau as part of an educational initiative to ensure that the younger generations do not forget the atrocities that occurred there. The experience will stay with me all my life. It is true that, in that place, the birds do not sing.