For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, our Pasadena students had the opportunity to meet and hear the story of Holocaust survivor Mary Bauer.
Mary was born in 1927 in Budapest, Hungary. In 1944, the Nazi regimen deported her and more than 500.000 Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Mary and her mother were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust, and today she is one of the few survivors still alive and able to bear witness.
Mary’s story is incredibly powerful, and it had a profound impact on our students. Many of them had never heard a firsthand account of the Holocaust before, and they were moved by her courage and resilience in the face of unimaginable horror. The students asked thoughtful questions and engaged in meaningful discussions about the importance of remembering the Holocaust and learning from it.
We are honored to have hosted Mary on campus and thankful for her time and openness to share her experience. We believe it is of utmost importance that our students know and learn about the past so they can build a better future.
Students at EF Academy are part of a diverse community of learners and we recognize the importance of learning about the past to better comprehend the present and navigate the future. By engaging with historical events from different cultures and perspectives, our students gain a deeper appreciation for the complexity and richness of human experience. Through this process, we hope to empower our students to become thoughtful, informed, and engaged global citizens.