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child from the Holocaust looks back
By Jennifer Meyer, Times Staff Writer
05/17/2006
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Bea Karp, a child during the Holocaust, speaks to eighth-graders at La Vista Junior High about her experiences.
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Bea Karp, a child during the Holocaust, speaks to eighth-graders at La Vista Junior High about her experiences.
When Holocaust survivor Beatrice Karp told her eighth-grade audience that she kicked a Nazi soldier in the shin while imprisoned as a child in a concentration camp, the laughter lightened the mood somewhat in the La Vista Junior High cafeteria.

But her young listeners quickly assumed their former uneasy hush as the charming, well-dressed woman on the platform continued speaking almost effortlessly of the torrent of abuse she witnessed.