Today I visited the Imperial War Museum in London, the trip was organised by the school for all girls studying history. The main focus of the day was the study World War 2 (WW2), we started with a brief introduction by a very knowledgeable lady who explained the history around the holocaust and WW2. The next 2 hours were spent at the holocaust exhibition. The images, stories, videos and displays were very moving and also quite shocking. When walking through the exhibition I found myself very saddened by the history. Seeing the rows of shoes of the deceased Jews was something that I will never forget. Knowing that those shoes belonged and were once worn by the 6 million people that were killed, seeing the shoes turned the number into something more realistic, it allowed me to comprehend the vast impacts. After exiting the exhibition I found myself in need of solitude, just to think and reflect about the things I had seen. The class after the exhibition were very quiet, similar to me, we then ate lunch and spent a short amount of time in the WW2 exhibition. This was followed by a long 2 hour drive home through the London peak hour traffic.