Calhoun Prep Classes Visit Holocaust Museum

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Marirose Merola's English Prep classes from Calhoun recently visited the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County in Glen Cove.  
The English class finished reading "The Diary of Anne Frank" and saw many artifacts from the Holocaust, including an actual Yellow Star that the Jewish people in Holland had to wear.
“Their tour guide was impressed with our student's knowledge of the Holocaust,” said Merola. “She enjoyed the conversations she could have with our students.”

After touring the museum, students listened to an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, Karl Schapiro, who spent 18 months in a ditch under a barn floor with 16 other people.

“His talk made a lasting impression on them,” Merola said of her students. “The director of the museum was very impressed with both the behavior and the caliber of students. She created a modified program for my class, and would love to see more of our students visit.”