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December 17th, 2012
Death camp survivor speaks to Miller students

Rose Williams, a Nazi death camp survivor, shows students her number tattoo from Auschwitz. COURTESY PHOTO


Miller Middle School eighth grade students were given a chance to witness history on November 29 when Holocaust survivor Rose Williams spoke to the students about the Nazi regime and her imprisonment at the notorious death camp Auschwitz.

Students spent the weeks previous to Williams’ talk reading biographical and autobiographical material related to the Nazi time period. They also researched topics and produced a visual arts museum. Mrs. Williams was an inspiring finale to the study unit.

Said Williams to the students, “I talk about my time in the camps because I don’t want any of this to ever happen to you.”

After Williams’ speech to the students the eighth grade Language Arts teachers hosted a luncheon for her.

Nazi detention camp survivor Williams speaking to students at Miller Middle School. COURTESY PHOTO

Miller Middle School eighth grade Language Arts teachers with Williams. Left to right: Gretchen Norton, Grace Mueller, Jea Childress, Rose Williams, Jan Moody and Laura Burns. COURTESY PHOTO

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