Holocaust – Never forget

By:  Diane Benjamin World-wide Holocaust remembrance day was last Saturday.  This short video from a survivor proves why we can’t ever forget what happened. Below are two more of the essays from the kids who went to Auschwitz last summer with the local Diversity project.  This is the fifth story I’ve printed with their essays.  […]

#2 More Auschwitz History

I’ve been on many trips to many different places around the world, but none can compare to what I experienced this summer at Auschwitz.  . On the hour and a half bus ride from Krakow to Auschwitz, I thought back to the good old days at Northpoint Elementary School, where I first learned about the […]

Auschwitz story #2

If you missed the first story, the local Diversity project took a group of young people to Auschwitz/Birkenau  last summer.  The participants have been writing about the experience, their stories are worth sharing.  I will continue to post them occasionally. See the first story HERE ______________ I’ll never find the right words to describe the series […]

Auschwitz – Diversity Project

I’m going to occasionally print something different. The McLean County Diversity Project was started in 2002.  This year 23 students were chosen to participate, they range from 6th to 12th grade.  See the Project website here:  http://mcleancountydiversity.org/Jeff_Schwartz.html Last summer the group traveled to Auschwitz/Birkenau.  The group spent months studying and preparing for the trip.  An Auschwitz survivor […]