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2014 Holocaust Survivor Visits Congregation Beth Emeth in March
On Sunday evening, March 23, Mrs. Ruth Kohn visited the high school classes of Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon, VA. She shared her (and her family's) story of escape from Berlin, where she was born and raised, to more than 60 students, parents, and staff members. From the story of her inadvertently shaking hands with Adolf Hitler during a parade in downtown Berlin to the family's escape on the last train west to Europe (after the war had already begun) and then on to their Dominican Republic destination, students were both attentive and eager to ask questions about her experiences. Mrs. Kohn felt that the students were well prepared for her visit, and she was impressed by their intense interest and good questions.