Marion Blumenthal Lazan survived one of the most horrific periods in human history. Today, she travels the world telling her story to young people while spreading a message of racial and religious tolerance.
She paid a visit to students at Triadelphia Middle School on Monday, and gave a first-hand account of the six years of horror she experienced as a young child in Nazi Germany.
It’s a story of survival that has inspired audiences everywhere. Lazan said it is important for her to speak to young people, because she is the last of her generation to be able to give a first hand account of the Holocaust.
“The important message that I would like to share with audiences of all ages is very simple. To be kind and good and respectful toward one another. That is the basis for peace,” Lazan said.
Makha Pugh, a student at Triadelphia Middle School, said Monday’s experience was interesting. “Just to see a Holocaust Survivor and how she spoke about the different things, the concentration camps and it’s just like how can people do that.”
To learn more about Lazan and her story, visit the website www.perfectpebbles.com.