Okinawa, Japan | January 21, 2022
Kubasaki High School thanks Mr. McGrath of E.J. King High School for giving us the opportunity to hear from Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus.
Ms. Kraus, now 92, was transported to Theresienstadt at the age of 13 and then was sent to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen before finally being liberated by the British and Canadians. At Auschwitz-Birkenau, she volunteered to keep 8 books continuously hidden from the Nazis so they could secretly educate some of the children in a secret school. The book, The Librarian of Auschwitz, is based on her life.
We are grateful for the opportunity to hear her speak and for her reminder to never forget.