Holocaust survivor gives pupils a history lesson
Smithfield Middle School students hear a Virginia Beach resident’s stories of his youth.
BY KATHRYN WALSON

SMITHFIELD — A young Hanns Loewenbach jumped from a police truck to avoid going to a concentration camp because he’s Jewish. And he swam to Denmark in an attempt to escape Nazi Germany, the 91-year-old told more than 100 Smithfield Middle School students Friday.

“If you are young,” Loewenbach said, “you have a lot of courage.”

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