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Sandpiper Shores Elementary School students honor child survivors of the Holocaust

Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 19:19:51-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.-- A group of fifth grade students at Sandpiper Shores Elementary School honored child survivors of the Holocaust Tuesday.

“I can’t believe these people are still strong enough to talk about what happened,” said Tyler Wilkins.

The 11-year-old and his classmates learned about the survivors and through personal anecdotes.

“We were already separated men and women and girls and boys, that was the last time I saw my father,” said Holocaust survivor Judith Goldstein.

Goldstein, who was born in Poland, says she survived many concentration camps. “Whenever we went into a shower, you didn’t know whether you were going to wash or you’re going to be shocked with gas."

She, like many of her fellow survivors, says it’s a miracle they lived.

Students decorated stepping stones for each and every one of them so that they may never be forgotten.

"Even if it’s another 100 years we are still going to remember the Holocaust and how people fought for us and passed away for us,” said Wilkins.