RAHWAY — On Monday April 4, 20 students from Rahway High School went to the MetroWest Holocaust Council in Whippany to have lunch. Ordinarily this would not be an important event, but this was an opportunity for the students, along with those from two other high schools to spend time with Holocaust survivors. MetroWest hosted this event along with Dr. Paul B. Winkler Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
Upon arrival, students toured the “From History to Memory” panels, a display of photos and documents of Holocaust survivors. Many survivors stood by their panels and told their stories to the students. Displays of artifacts and artwork were also available for viewing.
During lunch, students were encouraged to sit with people they did not know. At each table were two Holocaust survivors who told their stories, answered questions and broke bread with the students.
All students attending this event are also registered for the new Holocaust/ Genocide and African American Literature electives to be held at Rahway High School in September.
Rahway High School student Carl Lohier visits with a Holocaust Survivor at the MetroWest Holocaust Council luncheon. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
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