Fla. school honors Holocaust victims, survivors with memorial

04/6/2014 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Students and faculty at Olympic Heights Community High School near Boca Raton, Fla., along with 25 Holocaust survivors, recently dedicated a student-made memorial that honors 943 victims of the Holocaust. The permanent memorial, made out of wooden boxes that each contain 22 beaded strings with a handwritten name attached, was a class project that grew to involve more than 600 students who sought out names of victims from local survivors. "A lot of kids have an idealistic view of the world. This is their introduction to tragic events," said teacher Michael Klein, who submitted names from his own family to the memorial.

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