Oskar Knoblauch, author of A Boy's Story, A Man's Memory, spoke in Mrs. LaCourt's Holocaust Literature class on February 13th. Our students greatly enjoyed his visit and we learned a lot about his struggles and accomplishments.
Oskar was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1925. He was forced to move wit his family to Poland in the early 1930s. Then, after Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, he was sent to ghettos and sub-camps. He survived with the help of a few 'nice' Nazis and several lucky chances. He escaped the sub-camp with his brother and sister in 1945, just one day before it would be liberated. Eventually, he immigrated to Canada in 1948 and then to Florida in 1951. Today he believes it is his duty to tell of his story so that we will never allow another atrocity like the Holocaust to occur. For more information, you may look at his website www.voiceoftolerance.com