A Somber Look into the Past

Written By: Gracie Love (8) and Valeria Cruz (8)
Edited By: Serena Mian (11)

October 6, 2019

All throughout Quarter 1, the 8th graders studied the events of World War II in ELAR — more specifically — the Holocaust and the story of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. To conclude the unit, this past week, the 8th graders embarked on a field trip to the newly opened Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

At the museum, students learned about the horrific events that occurred under Hitler’s reign. The exhibits portrayed not only the tragedies of the Holocaust but also the many heroes of the Holocaust who risked everything to stand up to the Nazis. In addition to the Holocaust Wing, the museum featured a Human Rights Wing that showed the progression of human rights throughout the center. The final thing the students did while there was to watch a short film of survivor testimonies. Listening to the harrowing journeys the survivors went through brought many students to tears.

8th graders left the trip more educated on the awful genocide that had occurred. It was an eye opening experience for all who went and many would recommend the museum for others to visit.

Photo courtesy of https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Holocaust-Museum-Takes-Visitors-From-WWII-to-Today-558949581.html

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