Holocaust and Genocide Expeditions students share their experiences

By Micah Tam

Staff Editor

In honor of Celebration of Learning, Summit Prep senior Milo Kemper and Summit Prep sophomore Adam Graziani imparted their personal views of the impact their Holocaust and Genocide class has had on them.

In the Holocaust and Genocide class, students learn in-depth about different aspects of the Holocaust and about genocides that occur around the world. Throughout the year, students get the chance to hear first-hand the experiences of Holocaust and genocide survivors. For example, this year Deng Jongkuch, a Darfur survivor, as well as a survivor of the Cambodian genocide, came to Summit Preparatory Charter High School to talk to students.

Holocaust and Genocide Expeditions teacher Lissa Thiele explained why she teaches her course: “I knew that I was going to be working in the field of Holocaust and genocide in some sort of way – to ensure that these things never happen again and to find out that they continue to happen right this second. Not on my watch. And, as a Jewish person, you cannot just stand up for one person and not stand up for all.”

To see more about the course, watch the video below:

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