Judith Altmann’s Virtual Visit to Polson Middle School
For the past ten years Polson Middle School has had the honor of welcoming Holocaust survivor Judith Altmann to campus for a conversation with students. Despite school buildings currently being closed, Polson staff made sure students did not miss out on the opportunity and privilege of hearing Ms. Altmann tell her story this year.
Students submitted questions for Ms. Altmann that Grade 8 English Language Arts teachers then posed to Ms. Altmann in a recorded zoom conversation on June 9.
About Judith Altmann: Judith Altmann was 14 years old when Germany invaded her hometown in Czechoslovakia. She was forced into a ghetto and later taken to several concentration camps, including Auschwitz, after which she survived the death march to Bergen Belsen before the camp was liberated by British soldiers in 1945. After the war, she was given the opportunity to go to Sweden where she lived until 1948, at which time she immigrated to the United States.
Ms Altmann has extensive experience speaking in schools, is a member of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Speakers Bureau, and is Vice President of the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut.
Watch the entire conversation with Ms. Altmann here: