History Through the Eyes of a Survivor

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Fifth-grade students at Waverly Park Elementary School recently hosted Marion Blumenthal Lazan, Holocaust survivor and author of the book “Four Perfect Pebbles, A Holocaust Story.” Fifth-graders from Marion Street and West End elementary schools were also invited to attend the special presentation. 

Lazan has been visiting Waverly Park for 19 years to give students a piece of history from her own perspective. During her presentation, she discussed her personal experiences living through the Holocaust while sharing her message of respect, love and hope with the students. 

“Let us build bridges. Let us respect each other,” Lazan told students. “We must never generalize and judge an entire group by the actions of just a few. Be kind, good, tolerant and respectful toward one another.”