#FiveStarFriday!


5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired by true family history.
April 8, 2019 Format: Paperback
What an amazing book. To be able to follow the lives of your poor relatives through this horrible period is quite earth-shaking. I am in awe of the courage of the Jewish people living through such heart-wrenching happenings. I cried for their pain. Thank you for writing this and opening, hopefully, the next generations’ eyes.
Respectfully,
Terry Zieminski

Thank you for your very kind and heartfelt 5-star Amazon review, Terry! I’m so glad that you were moved by my family’s sad and tragic Holocaust story. It is my hope as well, that future generations will learn from our not-too-distant, unfathomable past so that human beings do not repeat these horrors in the future.
With love and learning,
Rhonda

Teacher in Oregon using 94 Maidens!

Thank you, Ms. Paula Schafer for using 94 Maidens, both the viral YouTube video and the book and teacher’s guide, in your 7th grade Humanities classroom at Mt. View Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon! Thanks for joining the growing number of teachers nationwide who are utilizing 94 Maidens in the classroom to help satisfy Holocaust ed requirements. And thank you for testifying on behalf of the Oregon Holocaust education mandate! Hopefully, your bill will pass soon, but it’s good to know that amazing teachers like you were already leading the way! Kudos! I hope that your students find it a meaningful lesson and one they’ll never forget.
With lots of love and gratitude always, Rhonda

“Thank you’s” from students!

Recently received a stack of full-page, hand-written “thank you’s” from the students at Holicong Middle School for visiting them, telling them my story of advocacy, bringing a Holocaust survivor for them to meet, and WWII artifacts for them to see & touch. They were especially inspired by the story of 14-yr. old Claire Sarnowski, a girl their age, who is changing history in Oregon by leading the charge to mandate Holocaust education there. One student, A.J. wrote, “History is the most important teacher. And denying that notion is denial of reality, and the value of learning itself.” I thought Churchill must have said that, but no, it was actually A.J.! Really bright kids, plus and an amazingly innovative teacher, equals an unforgettable learning experience. It’s a recipe that never fails! I thank you profoundly, Mrs. T. and students, for all of your heartfelt messages! I’ll treasure them always! ~ Rhonda ♥️

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