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January 15, 2012

Holocaust survivor Eva Olsson educates young students about Bergen-Belsen

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:40 am

According to this news article, Holocaust survivor Eva Olsson spoke to a group of secondary school students on December 12, 2011 about “her experiences in the Second World War.”

This quote is from the news article:

She was later moved to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where Canadian and British soldiers liberated her in 1945. During her final days there, the Nazis were doing their best to finish off the Jewish prisoners still alive before the Allies arrived.

The reporter who wrote this news story did not mention whether Eva Olsson told the students HOW the Nazis were finishing off the Jewish prisoners.  However, Eva has been out on the school circuit for a long time, educating young students about the Holocaust, and in the past, she has told students about the gas chamber at Bergen-Belsen.

On November 6, 2008, Eva Olsson, who was born into a family of Hasidic Jews in Satu Mare, Hungary, told an audience of 550 delegates to the Upper Canada District School Board’s ACT Now! Symposium in Cornwall that she was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp on May 19, 1944; she also mentioned the gas chambers at Bergen-Belsen where she was later transferred. Eva Olsson and her younger sister Fradel were the only members of her extended family of 89 people who survived the Holocaust, according to her story, published in the news article in the Seaway News on November 6, 2008.   (more…)

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