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Excel class hears Holocaust survivor speak at Ole Miss

Mrs. Marion Blumenthal Lazan is surrounded by New Albany Elementary School EXCEL students and instructors Ninabeth Capaning and Glen Reeder.

5th grade EXCEL students from New Albany Elementary School had the opportunity to meet and listen to a presentation from Holocaust survivor  at the University of Mississippi on August 30.

Melanie Shannon
Public Relations
New Albany School

Marion Blumenthal Lazan is a well known and respected speaker on the subject of the Holocaust. She travels world-wide, is the author of several books, and was the focus of a PBS documentary.

From Lazan’s biogrphical sketch:

“I have been speaking out publicly about the Holocaust since 1979, but after my memoir, Four Perfect Pebbles, was published, the number of speaking engagements has greatly increased. The Diary of Anne Frank has always fascinated me. I read it in the original Dutch on our voyage to America in 1948 aboard the Holland-American liner Veendam.

Actually, my story is one that Anne Frank might have told had she lived. She was in Westerbork where I was. Eventually, she came to Bergen-Belsen, where I was, and where tragically she died from typhus in March of 1945. With God’s help, I was able to write about “camp” life, liberation, and finally, starting life anew; first in Holland, and later, in our blessed United States of America.”

For readers who may be interested in knowing more about Marion Blumenthal Lazan:

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