2018-03-14 / Local News

Sterling students remember Holocaust victims



Students from Sterling High School in Somerdale worked together to dedicate a garden that they created as part of The Crocus Project, an Irish initiative that encourages students throughout Europe to plant yellow crocuses in memory of the 1.5-million children murdered during the Holocaust. Sterling High School is the first school in the US to participate in the project. Coordinating was Michelle Myers (pictured with the students), Sterling’s French language and Holocaust & Genocide Studies teacher. The dedication was attended by Holocaust survivors and other representatives of the JCRC’s Esther Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center, as well as Larry Glaser, the NJ commissioner on Holocaust education. Also pictured with the students is Moshe Gancz. who shared the story of his family’s struggles during the Holocaust and also donated all of the materials needed for this project in memory of his two-year-old sister who was murdered in the Kovno ghetto. Students from Sterling High School in Somerdale worked together to dedicate a garden that they created as part of The Crocus Project, an Irish initiative that encourages students throughout Europe to plant yellow crocuses in memory of the 1.5-million children murdered during the Holocaust. Sterling High School is the first school in the US to participate in the project. Coordinating was Michelle Myers (pictured with the students), Sterling’s French language and Holocaust & Genocide Studies teacher. The dedication was attended by Holocaust survivors and other representatives of the JCRC’s Esther Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center, as well as Larry Glaser, the NJ commissioner on Holocaust education. Also pictured with the students is Moshe Gancz. who shared the story of his family’s struggles during the Holocaust and also donated all of the materials needed for this project in memory of his two-year-old sister who was murdered in the Kovno ghetto.

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