"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

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December 17th

Survivor Panel Addresses Philadelphia Learning Academy

On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 the Holocaust Awareness Museum sponsored a unique and dynamic survivor outreach program at the Philadelphia Learning Academy an alternative educational institution in the Port Richmond section of the city.

At the invitation of Kahlila Ames, Principal and Jessica Melman, English Studies, three Auschwitz survivors, Manya Perel, Itka Zygmuntowicz, and Michael Herskovitz presented their Holocaust survival stories to the student body of more than sixty young men and women.

Joseph Kahn Visits Boys Latin Charter School

Joseph Kahn, Holocaust survivor of Polish ghettos and camps, took his courage and story to Boys Latin Charter School in Philadelphia, Thursday morning, December 3rd, 2009. Joe was invited to address a group of 60 students and half a dozen staff by Andrew Marcinek, the 10th grade literature teacher.

Interjecting pathos and humor, Joe related how a “normal” life of anti-Semitic stresses prior to September 1st, 1939 was turned upside down on September 2nd when the Nazis invaded his home town in Poland just 11 miles from the German border.