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Survivor Stories Club
recipients: Shannon Galloway, Elston Middle School, Northwest Indiana WP, IN
date: Fall 2011 and ongoing

Shannon Galloway’s students read Holocaust survivor Bronia Brandman’s The Girl Who Survived as well as other memoirs and books about the Holocaust as part of a larger project focusing on stories of survival. As part of their work, they had email correspondence with Ms. Brandman and participated in several cultural activities with the help of a Jewish teacher in their school. A grant from the Memorial Library helped to establish a library of “mentor texts” at the school, as the beginning of a project that would ideally allow each year’s class to adopt a survivor and tell their story.


For more information about The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI), please contact

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