Two youngsters from our Under-14s and Boro Academy staff were invited to attend the German Parliament's Remembrance Service as part of a project about the Holocaust.
In conjunction with the Premier League, Manchester City and Norwich City, our U14s have been part of a pilot project on the Holocaust.
Joel Holvey and Charlie Lennon from the U14s, as well as the Academy's education team Barry Dawson and Norman Willey, were invited to attend the service at the Reichstag Building in Berlin, alongside Academy representatives from Legia Warsa and Hertha Berlin.
The remembrance service was led by Federal president Mr Frank-Walter Steinmerier, and they also heard from Holocaust survivor Hannah Lewis, who will also be visiting the Boro Academy next month to share her story to players and staff.
The Boro Academy representatives also got the opportunity to spend time at Hertha Berlin's Academy.
Boro's Head of Education Barry Dawson said: "Both boys had the most memorable and moving experience learning about the rise of the Nazi party and the different battles that took place within Berlin.
"Seeing first-hand the bullet holes in the buildings across the city really brought the history to life. The boys then went on to learn about the divide of the city and the subsequent removal of the wall at the end of the Cold War.
"To be also invited to the German Houses of Parliament to witness the nation’s remembrance service was an amazing end to fascinating weekend.
"In years to come I am sure the boys will reflect on this truly memorable experience with great pride."