"Hidden Child" of Holocaust Speaks to 8th Graders

There aren't many left who can speak first-hand about the events of World War II and the Holocaust, and one came to Burke's on the afternoon of Thursday, November 13, to share her story with 8th graders in the Media Room. 
AnneMarie Yellin, a "hidden child" of the Holocaust, spoke about her experiences in Belgium after her family fled from her home in Germany. Her father sent her to a convent after the Nazis invaded Belgium in 1940, and she eventually reached the United States, where she married and settled in San Francisco in 1950. She also brought with her one of the original Stars of David she was forced to wear under Nazi rule.
The discussion was a joint exercise for the 8th grade English and history classes (taught by Lisa Turner and Howard McCoy, respectively). Click here to watch AnneMarie's talk as well as a Q&A session with the 8th graders in attendance. 
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