DMS Students to Participate in Holocaust Seminars/Assembly

Dorseyville Middle School eighth graders will participate in Holocaust seminars and an assembly at the school March 22 and 24, 2017. The seminars and assembly are the culmination of the eighth grade Holocaust unit.

The seminars on March 22, with varying topics, are being led by the eighth grade teachers and the students will be attending seminars for three periods during the day. Seminar topics will include human behavior, artwork and the Holocaust, Holocaust documentaries, and the history of the Holocaust.

On March 24, the entire eighth grade student body will be attending an assembly with the theme of “Children of the Holocaust.” The assembly will enable the students to hear what children and adolescents would have experienced during that time. The assembly will feature a Holocaust survivor who will share his experiences, as well as a member of the community who will be sharing the story of her parents and what they experienced by being a part of the Holocaust as children. A professor from the University of Pittsburgh will also discuss why it is important for future generations to study the Holocaust. Additionally, some of the eighth grade students will be reading Holocaust poetry and performing dramatic readings. Several eighth grade teachers will also be discussing the themes of human responsibility and literature through the Holocaust as part of the assembly.