Article by Phoenix writer Cristina Palmieri ’25:
Kellenberg Memorial’s History Department took members of the sophomore class to the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove on May 3.
At the museum, students heard testimony from Bernard Igirlski. Igirlski, a survivor of two ghettos and eight concentration camps, shared his story of survival before, during, and after the Holocaust.
The students were divided into two groups and were assigned tour guides who provided
a more detailed look at the prejudice experienced by the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
The impact of this experience on the attendees is indescribable. Mackenzie Ras ‘25 reflected on the experience after the trip saying, “It was a very educational and powerful experience and I’m very lucky to have gone.”
It was a terrific opportunity for students to learn about the atrocities committed against the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
If you want to learn more about the survivors of the Holocaust and their stories, visit the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center’s website at www.hmtcli.org.