I am going bike riding tomorrow morning, so I am doing my blog this evening.
This semester in English class Preston has been studying the Holocaust. He read a few books and did other research as well. Today two classes from Preston's school (along with others from other schools) got to go to a local high school to see/meet/listen to a Holocaust survivor as well as his liberator. I don't know the name of the liberator, but the Holocaust survivor Preston met is named Mr. Robert Weissman. I only got bits and pieces from Preston, but Mr. Weissman was in a camp at the age of twelve. He lost his dad and his brother in the camp.
Preston's teacher made sure that the students dressed nicely to show respect to Mr. Weissman. Check Preston out in his dress clothes. Looking sharp.
Preston didn't get a picture of himself with Mr. Weissman, but friends of ours were there as well and they got a nice picture:
From left to right, Lauren, Mr. Weissman, and Lauren's dad Jeff. Lauren and Jeff let me use their picture on my blog. Thanks! *Added Saturday morning from Jeff for my blog: Mr Robbie Weisman, survivor. Leo Hymas, a machine gunner, was one of the first US Military to breach the fence around Buchenwald, the liberator who was there. In his speech, Mr. Weisman states 'his' liberator was Leon Bass.
Preston said he did get to meet Mr. Weissman and even got a little extra attention when his class was waiting for the bus. Mr. Weissman was walking by and actually picked Preston out to come up to, shake his hand, and thank him for coming out and listening and learning. Preston said he thanked Mr. Weissman for coming and talking as well. I do wish I could have been there.
See you tomorrow...or the day after.