By Rhonda Bodfield
arizona daily star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 06.19.2009

Students at Palo Verde High School will have a chance next school year to help reunite families separated by the Holocaust.

They’ll do it by assisting with the analysis of DNA samples from Holocaust survivors. And they’ll aid in the creation of a virtual memorial, envisioned as a Facebook-style social networking site that could help survivors, separated by distance and generations from long-dispersed relatives, look for links in shared histories.
It’s a chance for students to experience the real-world applications of the concepts they learn in the classroom as they partner with the University of Arizona’s DNA Shoah (Holocaust) Project.