Holocaust Survivor Visits Dodd

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Students at Dodd received a special visit from Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann.

Steigmann, who was an infant when his family was imprisoned in Ukraine, spoke about his life and experiences to the students. He candidly discussed surviving genocide and serving as a moral witness, and urged students to be the best people that they can be. Steigmann also answered questions from students and faculty members near the conclusion of his discussion.

Steigmann’s visit served to supplement eighth-grade students’ reading of Night by Ellie Wiesel and The Diary of Anne Frank in conjunction with the World War II unit in social studies. His firsthand accounts added an invaluable perspective of a major chapter in world history.