Holocaust survivor visits Georgia College | News
More than six million Jews died during the Holocaust. Friday afternoon, the Milledgeville Mayor declared it International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
A survivor visited Georgia College to celebrate.
More than 300 stopped by the college to see Ela Weissberger, a holocaust survivor of the Terezin concentration camp.
She shared a part of her story, even bringing out souvenirs she's kept during that time.
Weissberger is the last living person who sang in the children's opera, Brundibar, at her concentration camp.
She even showed the audience the yellow star she wore that marked her as a Jew.
In honor of the 1.5-million children who died in the Holocaust, she sang that song today along with the school choir.
"Brunidibar is a symbol for those children that really, their life was taken from them too early. They were too young. And they could have been some very special people," she said.
The Daffodil Project, a nonprofit Holocaust education group, brings a living Holocaust Memorial to campuses across the states.
They hope to plant 1.5 million daffodils to remember the children who died during the Holocaust.