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Holocaust Survivor Inspires EUMS Students

Students listen attentively as Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz shares her story

Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz left the students with these empowering words, “If we forget the past, we are condemned to repeat it”.  On October 14, 2014, East Union Middle School had the opportunity to hear Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz share her story about her determination to survive Aushwitz-Birkenau.

After taking a class on literature and tolerance that was offered by Union County Public Schools, Ms. Geoghean, an English/Language Arts teacher, contacted Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz about sharing her story of survival during the Holocaust. She encouraged students to share her story with all generations and to never forget the many lives that were lost during the Holocaust. Her passionate and truthful message impacted the students and the educators at East Union Middle School.

The teachers at East Union Middle School desire to bring awareness to all cultures and communicate that every individual should be treated with dignity; therefore, students are encouraged to demonstrate tolerance to all people. Since history is being written daily, the teachers and the students at East Union Middle School commit to remembering the events that occurred during the Holocaust.

Thank you to The Home News for sharing these pictures.

Written by: Desiree Geoghean, 8th grade teacher
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 by Susie Jones

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