Holocaust Survivor to visit Raytown High School for a Community Remembrance Event
On March, 27, 2019 Raytown High School will host a Hate Has No Home Here, Community Holocaust Remembrance event at 6 p.m. in the Raytown High School Auditorium. Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher, a survivor of the Terezin concentration camp and author of the book, I Am A Star, which has also been turned into a play, will share her story. The event is free and open to the public.
Raytown High School social studies teacher Chelsea Post organized the event with help from Raytown High School Theatre Department director Katie Kolster. Post was selected by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Institute, for a professional learning opportunity in Poland last summer.
Raytown High School social studies teacher Chelsea Post shared, “I am so very excited for this tremendous opportunity that students in the District and the Raytown community get to experience,” Post said. “As a history teacher, who has taught the Holocaust for 14 years, I realize the impact that the survivor’s stories have on people. This is an opportunity for Inge’s story and the voice of the countless victims to continue without being silenced.”
In addition to the sharing of Auerbacher’s story. The Raytown High School Department of Theatre will perform excerpts from I Am A Star. The Raytown High School Orchestra Department will perform music inspired by the Holocaust.