Holocaust Survivor Speaker Presentation

1 Nov

The week of November 2 – 9 2017 marks the 37th annual Holocaust Education Week.  This year’s focus is Pivotal Moments.  Bakersfield Public School is proud to be hosting a Holocaust Survivor Speaker again this year.

On Thursday, November 9th at 9:30 a.m. students in grades 7 – 8 will have the opportunity to hear our guest speaker, Ms. Miriam Frankel.  Ms. Frankel was born in Dunajska Streda, Czechoslovakia, in 1927, and raised in Italy.  In 1940 Miriam was forced to leave her childhood home in Italy so her family returned to their home town of former Czechoslovakia.  Miriam’s father was sent to a forced labour camp.  Shortly after his return, and a six week stay at the local ghetto, the entire family was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944.  Miriam, the sole survivor of her family, was liberated in Saltzwedel, Germany, on April 14, 1945.  Miriam immigrated to Canada in 1948.

Holocaust Education Week brings generations of communities together who share a commitment to learning and explores different national, generational and cultural narratives of the Holocaust and its aftermath.

We invite parents, family members and our school community to join us for this special presentation.