Paul Parks went to college at Purdue University but was drafted into the Army at the age of 19. Mr. Parks shares his role as a liberator at the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany, and his horror when he saw the conditions the prisoners had to live in. Mr. Parks also shares his experience of digging a mass grave with a bulldozer in order to bury people who had been murdered because they were Jewish.
Bronia Sonneschein was in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland and the Theresienstadt Ghetto in Czechoslovakia. She fled from Nazi controlled territory and later was in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp in Poland, Dresden-Bernsdorf & Co. Concentration Camp in Germany, and Stutthof Concentration Camp. Bronia was forced on death marches and was liberated by Soviet armed forces in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, Czechoslovakia.
She shares her experiences in the participation of resistance organizations and talks in length about how events unfolded in Hungary during the Holocaust, including references to Miklós Horthy.
The Testimony to Tolerance Initiative is a program established in 2007 by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education nd the Central Arkansas Library System, with funding from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, L'Oreal USA, Inc., and the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. The initiative serves Little Rock and the surrounding communities in Central Arkansas.
Announcing the winners of the 2010/2011 “Think Globally; Act Locally” Essay contest. Winners' schools will be contacted to arrange a time for an awards presentation. Thanks to all of the students who participated in this contest.