Students inspired by Holocaust survivor stories


ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Students in Clay County learned Tuesday what it's like to be a Holocaust survivor.

Holocaust survivors spoke to students at Oakleaf High School.

Traditionally, students at the school learn about the Holocaust during the school's "Holocaust Remembrance Week."

Students said they're glad they got the opportunity to learn about history from people who know it firsthand.

"It was really inspirational, knowing that people from the Holocaust that survived are coming here to tell us their story about how they survived, losing their families," student Grace Penn said. "It was really nice to know that more people care. People are learning stuff, too."

During the Holocaust, about 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazi regime.