Fifth-grade students at Wellington Elementary School had the opportunity to hear the story of a Holocaust survivor on Thursday, May 23. Zelda Fuksman, a 78-year-old resident of Boca Raton, shared her personal experience as a Jewish child survivor of World War II.
Fuksman told the students of her journey from her homeland of Poland, fleeing with her father, mother and older brother to the outskirts of Russia.
Her message to the kids was to understand that they each have the power to make a difference.
Fuksman’s organization, Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust Palm Beach County Inc., donated 25 copies of the book We Remember the Children to help students understand the Holocaust through personal stories.
This year the students studied the Holocaust in a variety of literature, and the safety patrols had an opportunity to visit the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The fifth-grade team of Wellington Elementary School would like to thank Fuksman for sharing her very personal testimony.
ABOVE: Holocaust survivor Zelda Fuksman shares her life story.