Students to See Kristallnacht Production, Meet Inge Auerbacher and Hear Elyn Shindler Moldow on Wednesday, April 10

Wednesday morning, April 10th, at 9:30, 1,800 8th graders from 3 states, 8 communities, and 9 schools will be bussed to the Orpheum Theatre, to attend a special presentation.  This event is free and open to the public.  They will meet and learn about Inge Auerbacher, Terezin Camp Survivor, who is able to return to Sioux City for the first time since 2019.

The students will also see a production about Kristallnacht, by four students from Akron-Westfield Community School, who are competing in the National History Day State finals at the end of the month for a chance to compete at the National level in Washington, DC.

The students are Saelah Boie, Gianna Greenleaf, Lux Larson, and Cass Moffatt and their faculty advisor is Valarie Phillips, a winner of the Tolerance Week Courage to Teach award.  The main speaker is Elyn Shinder Moldow, daughter of Sioux City Holocaust Survivor Sam Shindler.  Elyn Shindler Moldow grew up here in Sioux City and now lives in Denver, Colorado. She has written several books, including Samuel in the Quantum Field: How One Boy’s Holocaust Story Can Help Us Bridge Space, Time, and Everything in Between.
The winners of the Ella Holtzen Memorial Art Contest and Tolerance Week Essay Contest will be announced on Wednesday evening in a private awards dinner.

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