Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story with Marion Lazan

Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story with Marion Lazan

Monday, 11/27- 9AM- 10:15AM presentation for ALL students and staff in the Field House.

We have read about history in our textbooks. We have googled topics on the internet. We have even watched documentaries on the History channel.   But there are very few opportunities in our lives to actually sit in the same room as someone who has survived and truly lived moments of history. This presentation offers the unique experience and privilege of hearing firsthand from a woman who is both a witness to, and as a Holocaust survivor, a victim of history. Students and staff will have the opportunity to meet Mrs. Lazan and to hear firsthand about her experiences as a nine-year old child interned with her family in the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, the same camp in which Anne Frank died.

While Anne Frank left us no writings following her family’s arrest in Holland, Marion Blumenthal Lazan takes us behind the barbed wire to describe in detail what life was like during those harrowing years. She also explains the events leading up to her family’s incarceration in Bergen-Belsen and its life-challenging aftermath.

Yet Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s message is not one of despair. It dwells on the values of determination, perseverance, faith, and hope. The messages are of tolerance and understanding in a still-troubled world.

We will be offering a limited number of copies of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s memoir, Four Perfect Pebbles in paperback to be signed by the author.


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