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Holocaust Survivor Visits SFCC

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Abraham Gold recounts his experiences surviving the Holocaust before students at the Career Academy at South Florida Community College.

Abraham Gold recounts his experiences surviving the Holocaust before students at the Career Academy at South Florida Community College.

Abraham Gold, Holocaust survivor, brought Elie Wiesel’s memoir “Night” to life on Wednesday, April 21 as he spoke to students at the Career Academy at South Florida Community College.

Gold recounted both the horrors of the concentration camps and the kindness of strangers who helped him despite great danger in providing him with food and assistance.

“Whatever you do, make sure you don’t generalize people,” Gold said to the students. “That’s what they did. The devil got in them, and they did terrible things. Rather than looking for the bad in people, look for the good things.”

The Career Academy at SFCC hosted Gold to further the students’ lessons in their social studies and English classes, where many of them are currently reading “Night.”

“This was a tremendous opportunity to further our students’ education,” said Jennifer Westergom, lead teacher, Career Academy. “The students got to hear a true eyewitness account of this historical event. Such accounts are becoming very rare as this generation is laid to rest. We hope his speech showed our students the dangers of hatred and prejudice. ”

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