MHS Students Hear from Holocaust Survivor

MHS Students Hear from Holocaust Survivor
Posted on 05/08/2023
On April 28, Maud Dahme, a former “hidden child” of the Holocaust shared her story to a group of about 150 students at Montclair High School. At only six years old, Maud and her younger sister were hidden by the Dutch Resistance in the home of a family on a farm in the Netherlands where they stayed for the duration of the war. Miraculously, Maud, her sister, and her parents all survived the war in hiding and eventually moved to the United States. 

Maud, one of the founding members of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, has spent many years sharing her story to students all over the United States and devoted to Holocaust education. Many of the MHS students have read Maud’s book, Chocolate, the Taste of Freedom and were thrilled to meet the 87-year-old author in person. “We’re among the last generation of students to get to meet a Holocaust survivor in person, so it was really important and special to hear Maud’s story directly from her,” said MHS senior Guthrie Siwinski, a student in the Social Studies elective Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity.

Read a recap from student Lila Kokolas in the MHS student newspaper The Mountaineer

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