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Children of Holocaust survivors share important lessons

Posted at 4:57 PM, Nov 12, 2019

SUBURBAN BOCA RATON, Fla.-- Mira Davidson is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and proud to be the first teacher chosen to teach Hebrew in Palm Beach County schools.

”This is the first time Hebrew has been taught in a public school,” said Davidson, a teacher at Loggers’ Run Middle School. “The future of Israel depends on everybody.”

She’s part of a group of educators and activists determined to push lessons beyond the classroom.

In recognition of Kristallnacht, also known as “Night of Broken Glass,” and the Holocaust-- children of survivors - educators and activists with the Jewish non-profit Next Generations served as panelists during three assemblies at Loggers’ Run Middle School in suburban Boca Raton. Their message: Don’t be a bystander, speak up.

”We need to teach them the expectations beyond what their parents are teaching them so that we make it a better world,” said Randi Posner, president of Next Generations.

”If we do not learn from the most recent Holocaust then how can we ever change it up - we have to somehow break this chain of killing and hate,” added Shashamna Rachelle Breitdart, Loggers’ Run Middle School teacher.

It’s a personal mission for Breitdart, her father was hidden for four years by a Christian woman as a teen and she wrote a book with his diary. Her final words to students, "He who saves one life saves the world." And, "practice what you preach."

”That’s why I’m still teaching at 65-years young,” she said.

To learn more about Next Generations visit: http://www.nextgenerations.org