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Students help keep Holocaust’s history alive

Harrisburg –¬†¬†Seventh graders from the Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy read aloud Holocaust essays on family survivors and lesson learned.

Student, Yael Muroff says, “So that it doesn’t happen again and people understand the lesson that it’s a bad thing.”

As students pose thoughts on the mass murder of approximately six million Jews during World War II, survivors like Rose Mantelmacher, of Harrisburg, say it’s up to your children to become their voices.

Mantelmacher says, “I am so happy to see people are interested and it shouldn’t happen again, what we went through is undescribable.”

Originally from Eastern Europe, Mantelmacher was striped of her freedom when the Nazis forced her into Auschwitz concentration camp at 19 years old.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley spoke at Monday’s ceremony at the Capitol.¬† He says, “No denial can be strong enough, no anger deep enough to erase the truth the Holocaust happened.”

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