It’s not every day students get to experience the pages of their history books coming to life. Tuesday, students from nine schools near Ada had the rare opportunity to hear from a man who survived the holocaust. Mike Jacobs lived in Poland when it was invaded by the Nazis in 1939. KTEN’s Andrea Kurys has the story.

At just 14 years-old, Mike Jacobs spent the next five years of his life confined to ghettos and concentration camps. During the time Jacobs was imprisoned by the Nazis, he says he never lost hope…and he wants students to understand the gift of freedom.