This fall 30 dedicated teachers listened with unwavering attention to a frail but determined 80 year old man named Fred Jacobs who described what happened to him and his family more than 60 years ago in war-torn Poland at the brutal hands of the Nazi regime. The teachers, history and English educators from high schools and middle schools in upper Fairfield County, were well aware that they were witness to searing testimony, and were stricken by the power of the octogenarian’s memories-his descriptions of life in a ghetto in Lodz, Poland and eventual journey by cattle car to Auschwitz, where he was separated from his mother and sister forever.

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