The eighth annual Holocaust Survivor Series will be held at Emerald Cove Middle School on Friday, Nov. 20.
Students in seventh and eighth grade will participate in an event that is centered on the atrocities that occurred during World War II and the innocent slaughter of 11 million people.
Six Holocaust survivors will speak to the students. Each survivor will share a very personal and painful story, and they will stress the importance of getting the word out to people about what really happened.
Emerald Cove students will be actively engaged and come away with being able to say that they not only met a survivor, but now are more educated about the Holocaust than they were before the program.
Events such as this annual lecture series at Emerald Cove Middle School bring to life the outrage and horror of this painful period in history. Those who lived it share their most private experiences with students.
The School District of Palm Beach County focuses on teaching the history of the Holocaust in a manner that leads to an investigation of human behavior; an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice, racism and stereotyping; and an examination of what it means to be responsible and respectful.
For more info., call Social Studies teacher Barry Asch at (561) 803-8000.