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D211 Post: Holocaust Survivor Shares Experiences with PHS Students

              On October 2, 1943, eight-year-old Steen Metz and his family were taken from their home in Odense Denmark by a group of Nazi officers and put on a train for the Theresiennstadt Ghetto.  After suffering through 18 months of atrocities including the loss of his father, terrible living conditions, and malnutrition, Steen and the other prisoners were liberated. Seventy-eight years later, Steen shared his story with students of Palatine High School.             During the hour-long, virtual presentation, Metz ...

D211 Post: Holocaust Survivor Tells Conant Students of Experiences

            On April 11, 1945, a 12-year-old Barney Sidler was liberated from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.  On April 30, 2019, the now 86-year-old Holocaust survivor shared his experiences with the students of James B. Conant High School.             During the first 30 minutes of the presentation, Sidler described his life from the time Nazi soldiers occupied his home town of Deblin, Poland in September 1939.  He discussed being pulled out of school and moved into what he called “an open ghetto,” and ultimately ...