Whitehouse Independent School District

Auschwitz survivor speaking to WJHS students

A note from Public Relations Specialist Ms. Nikki Simmons:

In the four and a half years that the Camp at Auschwitz was open, 1.1 million people died.

Dr. Edith E. Eger, the woman on the left, entered the camp with her family in 1944. It was the last time she ever saw her parents as they were sent to the gas chambers. In May 1945, American soldiers entered the camp.

Dr. Edith Eger is a Holocaust survivor.

Three WJHS teachers applied for a grant from the Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation to bring in a speaker to discuss the Holocaust with their students. A few years back I had the honor of meeting Dr. Eger and hearing her incredible story. Upon hearing about the Junior High grant, I had hoped Dr. Eger could be the person to speak to the students. Through group effort, this incredible woman will be in front of our students tomorrow.

It will truly be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

For those not in attendance at tomorrow's program, the assembly will be live-streamed. You can watch here: https://goo.gl/v2cjfJ

The program will begin at 9:00am.

Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.

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