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Holocaust Museum Project

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:48 pm

By: Ellie Martinsen

The Akron-Westfield 8th grade English Language Arts class has been studying the Holocaust for the past two months. As a result of their work, they created a “museum” of Daniel’s Story, a book that tell the stages of a young Jewish boy’s life as he endures the Holocaust. The eighth grade students lead tours of the sensory museum on May 9th and 10th at the Akron-Westfield School auditorium.

Throughout the semester the eighth grade students have been researching and doing projects based on the Holocaust. As part of the research, they heard multiple speakers. One of them was Inge Auerbacher, a Holocaust survivor who currently lives in New York and goes all around the world to teach people about her survival

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    First, my eighth grade classmates and I learned that hatred spreads quickly. Hitler’s hatred for Jews was because he never saw them as equals. He thought that

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