Holocaust Survivor Is Honored Guest Speaker at SACS


Holocaust survivor, Mr. Steen Metz, was warmly welcomed back for his fourth visit to St. Andrew School.  Mr. Metz has made it his mission to share his story of what happened to the Jewish people during the Holocaust with as many people as possible. He was only 8-years-old in Odense, Denmark when his family was impacted by the tragedies of the time and were sent to the Concentration Camp at Theresienstadt..

Eighth grade students introduced Mr. Metz, telling how they understand that he shines a light on the truth of the Holocaust.  As in years past, he was gifted with an artistic piece containing a light metaphor; a dandelion with seeds dispersing out to others – the seeds being lit by lights.

Students assured Mr. Metz that they would honor his request to share the truth of the Holocaust with at least four other people. Due to SACS students prompting in 2016, Mr. Metz was interviewed for the website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  In his interview he kindly mentions SACS students and reads the special poem which was composed for him titled “Steen Axel Metz – A Survivor’s Light.”

Mr. Metz continues to make himself available to various schools and organizations in order to share his remarkable story and insights.  More information can be found at  www.steenmetzneverforget.com, as well as his testimony on the national memorial site at www.ushmm.org.

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