PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Students at Phoenix Hebrew Academy stepped out of the classroom to take a walk through history.
An incredible exhibit of Anne Frank, whose life was cut short by the Holocaust, details the diary, life, and legacy that impacted history. It was a field trip to remember for the middle schoolers who are currently studying Holocaust history.
"It allows my students to not just see a book somewhere or read it from a history book, but to actually experience the realities and to see the pictures and maybe make a connection," Sheila Shaffer said.
The students were thrilled to get an outer-textbook experience to see items from when Anne Frank was actually in hiding, memorabilia of a Jewish culture icon, they say they can relate to.
"We're really happy that we're learning about the Jewish culture and English and that we're actually learning something more than history and something relates more to us," Emily Gold said.
"In a textbook, it could get boring, but over here, it's just like we know it's true and it's right in front of us," Kobe Gordon said.
These students reflected on Anne Frank and the historical events of that time, and the school's educators say they hope students take away one important message -- never forget.