Holocaust survivor speaking at Louisville high school

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man who survived the Holocaust as a child is speaking to students in Louisville about the experience.

Fred Gross, who now lives in Louisville, will speak to students at Western Middle School on Thursday. Gross regularly speaks with students about the events. He wrote a book called "One Step Ahead of Hitler."

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The Western Middle students are in an instructional unit where teachers stress the importance of bearing witness to events.

Gross’ visit is part of a program called "Anne Frank: Bearing Witness," a collaboration between the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Brown University’s Arts Literacy Project, the University of Louisville College of Education & Human Development and the Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education in Cincinnati.

Funding for the program comes from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.


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