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To observe Yom HaShoah this past week, BPY’s fourth and fifth grade elementary students viewed a powerful video about a child’s life in the ghetto. They also were lucky enough to hear Miriam Fiber (great-grandmother to Shua Cohen, fourth grade), whose parents survived the war, explain life during the Holocaust in a child-friendly way. She recounted how her parents survived and the people who helped save them. The teachers focused on the importance of remembering so it can’t happen again and appreciating the people who were upstanders during the Holocaust. The middle school students watched a video explaining how Janusz Korczak, a non-Jew, saved many jews in the Holocaust through his heroic efforts. They also watched a video about how a Christian priest wanted to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. There were in- depth and thought-provoking discussions after the videos. To conclude the program, the students read “Each Person Has a Name” and spoke about how it must have felt to lose your identity because you are Jewish.

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