5th, 6th and 7th grade students had a very special Forum yesterday with the talk given by Mrs Eger, a resident of La Jolla who has endured extreme hardship during World War II, and delivered a message of peace and hope to the new generation.
From SD Union Tribune:
“In spring 1944, during World War II, Eger and her family were forced to leave their home in Hungary and go to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Her parents were sent to die in the gas chambers of Auschwitz with more than a million other Jews.Eger, 16, was left in the prison camp and fellow inmates volunteered her to dance for Josef Megele, who had sent her parents to the gas chamber. She received a piece of bread and was spared death, at least temporarily. American soldiers liberated her in 1945.”
Many students had the possibility to connect with her and ask questions. It was a very moving moment and students got to understand better history with the testimonial of an exceptional lady.