Mr. Henry Galler, a Holocaust survivor, told us his story of survival of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. He shared his story with so much emotion that I felt as if he had just escaped the camp and I was the first person who heard his incredible, nightmarish story. He spoke of wanting to return “home” to Poland to revisit the sites of importance to him. I was so moved by his story of courage and perseverance that I requested that we make the trek together. Before hearing Mr. Galler, the thought had never crossed my mind to visit Poland but, while I listened, I was called to action. His story of strength and courage has helped me to realize that I can make it through any situation if I have the will to survive. Mr. Galler and I have kept in correspondence by letter. Unfortunately, his health is failing and he will not make it to Poland.
Atiba de Souza, Class 1