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  • Welcome to Collège Champittet

    Collège Champittet in Pully has been providing outstanding education to both local and international students for over 110 years

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    We welcome students from 3 to 18 years providing preschool, primary and secondary education

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    We welcome boarding students from the age of 12, providing a safe and welcoming environment in our small family-size boarding house

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    Summer Camp students reach the summit

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In Auschwitz

The birch trees, rails, barracks, lakes of ashes, remains of the destroyed crematoriums, blocks, and the air still filled with thousands of suffering souls and the frozen earth say:

  • Entrée camps Auschwitz

Here it is…

Here is what humans have been capable of,

Here is what humans are capable of,

And so, feel the shame of belonging to the human race

The existence of concentration camps and the genocide signify a failure of the Enlightenment. What remains is our duty to remember, which must not be a cacophonic memory, but a genuine awareness.

We were told by Susan Sontag that “To remember is an ethical deed”. The developments which caused the tragedy must therefore be deciphered through education, rather than ignoring the root of the “catastrophe” and letting ourselves be deceived, in particular, of the human dimension of evil often related to laziness, cowardice, indifference, peer pressure and mindlessly adopting the mentality of others.

Let us listen to Hannah Arendt: “We desperately need the real story of this purgatory caused by the Nazis for the future. Not only because these events have changed and incarcerated even the air that we breath, not only because they fill our nightmares and occupy our thoughts, but also because they have become the fundamental experience of our time and its fundamental distress. It is only on this basis which requires a new understanding of man that our new perspectives and actions can be the starting point.

Dominique Revaz Gamba, teacher