"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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May 23rd, 2010

For mentally ill survivors, Holocaust terrors endure

At the Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center in northern Israel, it’s as though the Holocaust never ended. Patients sometimes still wake up in the middle of the night screaming, "The Nazis are coming!"
According to a survey performed by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel, eighty percent of the 200 patients have trouble sleeping and two-thirds suffer from emotional distress. Other research has shown that Holocaust survivors are at a higher risk of suicide because of their experiences during the Holocaust.

May 19th

Michael Herskovitz visits Haverford High School on May 3

This news article is verbatim from the Delaware County News Network. The link is no longer available.

Holocaust Survivor Bears Witness to Atrocities

By Lois Puglionesi
CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HAVERFORD TWP - Haverford High School English instructor Jen Ward has taught thousands of students about the Holocaust through books like Elie Wiesel’s “Night.” But Ward has always felt her classes have difficulty “making the connection between history and a real person.”