Holocaust survivor and renowned author and speaker Marion Blumenthal Lazan shows Drauden Point Middle School students the Yellow Star that she and all Jews were forced to wear during the war.
Lazan spoke to students at four District 202 middle schools on October 17 and 18, 2013 about her family spending six and a half years in Nazi concentration camps. They all survived, though her father died of typhus several weeks after being liberated. Three years after World War II ended, the family settled in Peoria, Illinois.
Mrs. Lazan began speaking in 1979 to students and adults about her harrowing, but ultimately uplifting experiences. She has shared her story with over one million people worldwide. Her memoir, "Four Perfect Pebbles" has been translated into Dutch, German and Japanese, and will soon be translated into Hebrew.