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I am a Survivor of a Concentration Camp
On the first day of the new school year, all the teachers received the following note from their principal: I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness:

Gas chambers built by learned engineers.
Children poisoned by educated physicians.
Infants killed by trained nurses.
Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.
So, I am suspicious of education. My request is: help your students become human.

Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns.

Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane.

 Dr. Haim Ginott, child psychologist and author

– A letter written by a Holocaust survivor to educators, published in
“Teacher and Child” by Dr. Haim Ginott, child psychologist and author

Katelyn Varn of Chiles High School wins History Fair Project on “Hidden Children from the Holocaust”

“Two summers ago I got interested in the Holocaust while visiting the National Museum in Washington DC . When the time came for me to pick a history fair topic I knew The Hidden Children of the Holocaust would be perfect. Although I am not Jewish, the Holocaust intrigued me because I could not understand how the human race could be so cruel to itself regardless of religious preference.”

— Katelyn Varn

Click here to view Katelyn’s project.