Syosset HS Students Look to Adopt a Survivor

Syosset HS Students Look to Adopt a Survivor photo
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Irving Roth, a Holocaust survivor and nationally recognized Holocaust educator, recently visited Syosset High School to speak with ninth-grade AP Social Studies students about his Adopt a Survivor Program. The program connects students with Holocaust survivors to preserve and extend the testimony of their personal experiences within the historical context. 

Through Adopt a Survivor, students become surrogates and keep survivors’ memories alive through an interview process. The program will be implemented at Syosset High School as a collaboration between the school’s library media center, social studies department and the Holocaust Resource Center of Temple Judea in Manhasset. The program was coordinated by Syosset High School library media specialist Lynn Ortlieb and social studies teacher Sophia Bae.

Pictured in the main photo, Roth addresses students at Syosset High School while in the alternate photo, pictured from left are Bae, Ortlieb, Roth, library media specialist Sarah Wasser and Social Studies Department Chairperson Tom Fusco.