Connect with us

Local

Never Forget: Fresno Students Learn About The Shoah

Published

on

Share with friends

The Shoah.

It is the Hebrew term to describe the Holocaust.

It is a time to never forget the six million Jews and six million others who perished at the hands of the Nazis in World War II.

At Fresno High School, a Holocaust exhibit from the Simon Wiesenthal Center is on display at the library. Sue Navarro is the librarian.

“It is getting closer and closer to us here at home now and our students need to know to be able to prevent these things and to be aware of how we treat other people. It’s a big part of what we teach at Fresno High: to be a person of integrity a person who is an upstander—who stands up for other people.”

This day, a class from Scandinavian Middle School visited and learned something they may have not known before.

For Logan, a seventh grader, he did not have much exposure to one of the worst tragedies in human history.  “The Holocaust? Really not much.”

For eight grader Nitara, she took the lesson to heart. “I didn’t really know about anything until I just got here and it was sad”

“We shouldn’t be judging people for their religion or anything like race,” said eight grader Samantha.

“Some of the students are disturbed by the images of course, they’re very graphic. Some of them cannot believe how this kind of thing can happen,” Navarro said.

The exhibit is open to the public and runs through Friday, April 28.

What are your thoughts? Leave your comments below.

Contact David Taub

Phone: 559-492-4037 / e-mail

This story was not subject to the approval of Granville Homes.

Want these stories delivered directly to your e-mail inbox? Subscribe today.

David Taub has spent most of his career in journalism behind the scenes working as a TV assignment editor and radio producer. For more than a decade, he has worked in the Fresno market with such stops at KSEE-24, KMJ and Power Talk 96.7. Taub also worked the production and support side of some of TV sports biggest events including the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and NASCAR to name a few. Taub graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email