Lessons From The Holocaust Brought To Life As Survivors Visit Long Island Fifth Graders

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Stories right out of history came alive on Thursday for dozens of students on Long Island.

Six survivors of the Holocaust visited an elementary school in Glen Cove to speak firsthand about survival, and to make sure their stories are never lost.

Every question asked came with an answer, amd every fifth grader left Connolly Elementary School wiser for knowing more about one of the darkest eras in human history.

“I went through four concentration camps, so it’s impossible to tell them everything that I went through,” survivor Sally Birnbaum said.

The 96-year-old Birnbaum did her best to explain how she was the only one in her family to survive — her six siblings and both parents died in those camps. On Thursday, she retold the last words her father said to her.

“You go and try to survive,” she recalled him…

Original published: 2019-03-14 18:50:18 Read the full New York City News here

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