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“Wipe the word hatred out of your vocabulary, because we are all human.” -Trudy Album

During the week of March 18, the eighth-graders at Suffern Middle School immersed themselves in Holocaust studies with the help of a few very special guests.

To start the week, members of The Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education visited classrooms to investigate and explain the Holocaust and the ways in which it affected history. They also worked with groups to explore the meaning of resilience and perseverance in times of tragedy. The week culminated with a very special presentation by Trudy Album, a local Holocaust survivor. Trudy told her life story to the students, who were then able to meet her and ask questions.

This is the last generation of students who will be able to see and hear a Holocaust survivor speak in public. It’s important to learn the lessons of the past so that they do not repeat themselves in the future. Thank you to the Holocaust Museum for partnering with the District to provide these important lessons to our students. #MountiePride #SuffernCentral