Holocaust program set to educate students

The southwest Georgia area has been chosen as the launching pad for a state-wide program to help educate youth about the Holocaust.

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust launched the "Holocaust Learning Trunks Project" in Lee County.

Speaker Stan Lefco shared his own family's experience with attendees. He included how his parents didn't talk about their struggles during the time period and how he had to go to other family members to learn more about the Holocaust.

This experience inspired him to talk more about the Holocaust so it's not forgotten.

The 33 trunks filled with information about the Holocaust will travel around the state of Georgia. However, one trunk will be left in southwest Georgia for local teachers.

"Middle school teachers in this area will be able to check the trunk out from their local RESA which is the Regional Educational Service Agency and use the trunk to augment their curriculum," said Viki Staley, Executive Director for the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.

At the end of the year the trunk will be turned over to the Lee County library where anyone will be able to check it out.

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