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Holocaust survivor teaches tolerance
JOHN SIMPSON
Herald Staff Writer
Holocaust survivor Al Katz shares his experience in German consentration camps during World War II with Lakewood Ranch High School students Thursday.
GRANT JEFFERIES/The Herald
Holocaust survivor Al Katz shares his experience in German consentration camps during World War II with Lakewood Ranch High School students Thursday.

LAKEWOOD RANCH – On Nov. 9, 1939, Al Katz rummaged through rubble from a burned synagogue in Hanover, Germany, to find remains of the Torah, which the Nazis later would destroy.

The synagogue, along with thousands of destroyed businesses and homes in Jewish neighborhoods, became a symbol of Nazi rule that would haunt Katz and millions of other Jews for decades.