Anita Schorr was 8 when the Nazis invaded her homeland of Czechoslovakia, changing her life forever. First, she was forced to wear a Star of David and was prevented from attending school. When she was 10, her family was sent to the Terezin concentration camp and then later to Auschwitz, where her mother and young brother died. By 15, she was the only surviving member of her family.
Seventh-graders at Middlesex Middle School in Darien had the opportunity to hear Schorr's story when she visited them. She told the students about her life not so that they would feel sorry for her, but so that they would always "guard their freedom and the freedom of others." She said Adolf Hitler was the world's worst bully and they should stand up to bullying of any kind. The students also made Holocaust memorials.
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