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Manhattan Day School

Manhattan Day School commemorated Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday, April 28. Ms. Chechik opened by addressing the theme of how our choices, for good or bad, shape our world and highlighted the choices in each presentation that altered the course of history.

Middle school students had the privilege of hearing from child survivor Naomi Waldman and her choice to live a life of faith and joy following the trauma of the wartime years. Waldman expressed how she was able to hide as a young girl and her commitment to Judaism, specifically how brachot kept her alive.

Manhattan Day School students also watched a moving video presentation created by Jed Oliner and Mayer Prager about the Wagner-Rogers Bill, and heard about the failed journey of the St. Louis from Noa Abehessera. These projects were both award winning submissions at National History Day, and included powerful lessons for the school community.

The program concluded with candle lighting of six candles representing the six million who perished in the Holocaust with a “Kel Maleh” and “Ani Maamin.”

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