Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holocaust Survivor Brings Hope and Strength to Summit

The Expeditions Holocaust class at Summit Prep welcomed the start of their Holocaust Survivor’s speaker series this month. The class invited Helen Farkas, an Auschwitz and death march survivor, to share her story with 150 students as multiple classes attended her presentation. Helen bravely shared stories of her arrival to Auschwitz and the terror she saw as her mother & father stood in line for the gas chambers. And while Helen’s story was filled with tragedy, she expressed an unrelenting positive message of strength and hope.
Helen left our students with this thought:“...anytime someone is targeted because of their race, their ethnicity, their gender, their sexuality, their religion, anyone one who has been picked on, made fun of, bullied or beaten. For anyone who has experienced any of this, which is all of us, at some point in our lives, we are forever connected to those who have suffered in the past. These are the ties that bind us together, to each other and to me. You are me, and I am you. We are all human beings and we must fight against the injustices of the world we are living in.”


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