Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Truman School 8th Graders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
 
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR RELATES EXPERIENCES TO TRUMAN SCHOOL 8TH GRADERS
 
 
                  A Holocaust survivor today related her experiences to Truman School 8th graders who are studying the Holocaust.
 
           
                  Anita Schorr of Westport, a native of Czechoslovakia, survived the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen camps. She held students rapt as she related the unspeakable horror, brutality and suffering of the Holocaust.
 
 
                  The students have spent the last month reading “The Diary of Ann Frank” and learning about the Holocaust and World War II as part of their language arts classes.
 
 
                  “The students were deeply moved by Ms. Schorr’s story,” Truman language arts teacher Salvatore DeLucia said. “They were born long after the Holocaust, but they relate on an intensely personal level to what they have learned. They grasp the horror of what happened and how it can never be allowed to happen again. Knowing about the Holocaust and understanding the full scope of these crimes is a vital part of any education.  I’m grateful that Ms. Schorr helped increase students’ understanding of this horrifying event.”
 
 
                  DeLucia and co-teacher Lisa Milewski organized the event.