On May 13, Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of Four Perfect Pebbles, will present a first-hand account of the Holocaust at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Baker High School, 29 E. Oneida St. in Baldwinsville. The presentation, sponsored by Ray Middle School, is free and open to the public.
Lazan arrived in the United States at the age of 13 after surviving Nazi concentration camps, including the notorious Bergen-Belsen in Germany. As an eyewitness to history, she will recount the ordeal of life in the camps. During her inspiring and moving presentation she stresses the importance of positive thinking to overcome adversity as well as exercising tolerance and respect for others.
This generation will be the last to hear a first-hand account of the tragedy of the Holocaust. Lazan's presentation will be of interest to students, parents, teachers, community and religious leaders, those studying the Holocaust and world history, those interested in promoting and preserving human rights, and anyone seeking hope and inspiration.