Sandy Lyon, head of the middle school, led a group of students and parents on a trip to Berlin, Prague, Kraków, Budapest and Vienna over Spring Break.
Lyon’s cousin and Rudi Rose, SCDS human resources and payroll manager, joined freshmen Luca Procida, Josh Friedman, Blake Lincoln, Ethan Hockridge and their mothers, as well as freshman Jack Christian on the trip, which was organized by EF Educational Tours.
The group visited this Holocaust memorial designed by American architect Peter Eisenman in the center of Berlin.
The Berliner Dom, a Catholic church in Berlin, survived all of World War II without any bombings.
Freshmen Josh Friedman, Jack Christian, Blake Lincoln and Luca Procida stand in front of the Berlin Wall, on which the German government allowed famous artists from around the world to paint.
En route to Prague, the group stopped in Dresden, where a violinist was playing in Dresden Square.
A courtyard in Dresden
In another Dresden square, Lincoln walks through the path of a big bubble blower.
The group was greeted by this view of Prague after climbing up a clock tower.
A square in Prague the day after Easter
The group visited the site in Auschwitz where Orthodox Jews were hanged.
In Budapest, the group took a night boat trip on the Danube River and passed by the Hungarian Parliament.