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Bosniak Boy Raises Awareness of the Holocaust

Summary: 7th grader Bosniak boy, Emin Seferovic-Drnovsek, reports a visit to his Chicago high school by Samuel R. Harris, Holocaust survivor and president of Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Emin gives a vivid account of how Harris described his experience of the Nazi invasion of Poland, the ghetto, concentration camps and mass murder and then remarked on the common purpose of his own campaigning and Emin’s mother’s work on genocide prevention and raising awareness of the Srebrenica Genocide. The Holocaust survivor explains that bullies like Adolf Hitler an Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader who masterminded the Srebrenica genocide, need to be stopped so “the Holocaust and genocides won’t happen again.” The boy tells how his Bosnian Muslim grandfather, Mensur Seferovic, had been captured by Nazis and sent to the concentration camp in the World War II.

SAMUEL R. HARRIS AND MY MOM

By Emin Seferovic-Drnovsek

On April 29, 2009 at William Howard Taft High School, Samuel R. Harris came as a guest speaker. He spoke to the 7th grade Academic Center students during their 6th period class. Mr. Harris was invited to talk about the Holocaust. The 7th grade language arts teacher Mrs. Asvos has been having us reading “Night” by Elie Wiesel which is about the Holocaust. Ms. Asvos worked hard and got Mr. Harris to come to our school. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Elie Wiesel: Bosnian Muslims Suffered "Auschwitz in Bosnia"

“How can you ever adequately punish a man who is guilty of ordering the assassination of 8,000 human beings [in Srebrenica]?” – asked Elie Wiesel.

Mr. Elie Wiesel is a Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps. Mr. Wiesel established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation’s mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality.

Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel on Bosnian Genocide

By Elie Wisel

It’s unimaginable. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm