A Lesson of Historical Importance

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W.S. Mount and Nassakeag Elementary School sixth grade students had the honor of learning about one of the world’s darkest times when Ms. Ruth Minsky Sender shared her story of being a Holocaust survivor. 

Ms. Minsky Sender described how the dreams she had for her future came to a halt following the German invasion of Poland, where she was born. The heartwrenching stories she shared – from the loss of her family to the day her oldest friend became a Nazi soldier – painted a clear picture of this devastating part of the history that the students had been studying in class. Additionally, she reflected on many of the stories documented in her memoirs, one of which many of the students had read. 

The students in both schools had read Ms. Minsky Sender’s memoir prior to her visit.