Veteran gives students glimpse of Holocaust
BY ANDREA REMKE | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER

FORT MITCHELL – Students went back in time 60 years for a very vivid history lesson Friday at Beechwood High School.

Their guide was veteran Cliff Park, 80, who served in the U.S. Army’s 104th Infantry “Timberwolves” during World War II.

The Mount Washington resident, who has been speaking to groups for the past 18 years, came to the school through a program at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in Cincinnati, where he volunteers.
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Earlier in the week, students heard from Werner Coppel, a Holocaust survivor born in Germany in 1925. In 1943, Coppel was arrested and sent to a concentration camp. Park’s unit liberated a concentration camp.

The students sat at attention in the school gym, listening to Park speak about the reality of war.

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