DAPHNE, Alabama — Young Hana Brady wanted to be a teacher. Instead, separated from her mother, father and brother in Nazi concentration camps, she died a gruesome death at the age of 13. Hana’s story, now, lives on, in the form of her suitcase, which was obtained by Japanese museum curator Fumiko Ishioka, who travels the world hoping to teach students the virtues of tolerance.
Hundreds of students from Mobile and Baldwin counties listened to Ishioka share Hana’s story this week via the documentary, “Inside Hana’s suitcase,” and question-and-answer sessions at three local schools.