IKEducation is proud to feature the unforgettable story of survivor Sonia Warshawski on April 15th, the 74th anniversary of her liberation from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. A poignant story of trauma and healing, BIG SONIA offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry. Sonia's daughter, Regina, will introduce the award-winning film and answer students' questions afterwards.
Students attending Holocaust Remembrance Day will also participate in two complementary IKEducation programs. In "Name to a Number," students learn how individuals were dehumanized as their name was replaced with a number or triangle, and that it was General Eisenhower who made certain those war crimes were documented so those responsible would be held accountable. Most importantly, students learn about the Holocaust through the voices of survivors and realize that behind every number was a person with a name not to be forgotten. The second program, "inHUMANITY and the Holocaust," teaches that as Nazi forces terrorized Europe with its Final Solution, many other brave individuals found ways to bring salvation or solace to those being persecuted. Students will learn how resistance, altruism, and art saved lives and proved that one person can make a difference.
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