John Marshall High School hosted a special guest Monday to speak to freshmen and eighth grade students about his experiences during the Holocaust.
Howard Chandler lived in Poland during World War II and lost most immediate family during the Holocaust.
He was invited to the school through the organization Classrooms Without Borders.
He says he is involved with the organization and gladly shares his experience with students because he believes it is an important part of history that young people can learn from.
“Something that the kids or students should learn is that an otherwise sane nation can turn to such evil. They should be made aware what happened, and if they take things for granted these things will happen again. They definitely will happen again if you don’t learn from it,” said Chandler.
Chandler told students that while the Jewish people were the most widely impacted, other minority groups were killed because of their beliefs or lifestyles as well.
He says it is also important to remember that the entire world felt the impacts of the Holocaust and World War II.