Northport Fifth Graders Host Holocaust Survivor

Northport K-8 fifth graders in Judy Fowler, Tracey Healy, Melanie Polascak, Carla Caldwell and Lisa Wiedrick’s classes hosted Mrs. Olga Drucker, a Holocaust survivor recently. Mrs. Drucker spoke to the students in the media center about her experiences living in Nazi Germany as a child and her experiences as part of a special group of children who were transported out of Germany into other countries called “Kindertransport!” Mrs. Drucker spoke to the children with a quivering voice of experience about real life history. Northport K-8 School was able to secure Mrs. Drucker as a speaker through a partnership with the Holocaust Survivors Bureau through Florida Atlantic University. Mrs. Drucker lives in Palm City, Florida and has written a book that is available called “Kindertransport!” Northport K-8 School was so pleased to be able to offer our students a first person piece of living history and the students recognized Mrs. Drucker has a National Treasure. Pictured are fifth grader Alivia LeShore and Olga Drucker.

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist