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John Carroll seniors meet Holocaust survivors and children of survivors during annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

John Carroll seniors meet Holocaust survivors and children of survivors during annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

Irma Pretsfelder became emotional Monday afternoon while describing meeting students at The John Carroll School in Bel Air and telling them about her experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust.

“These young people give me hope for the future,” said Pretsfelder, who lauded the private school students for their “politeness,” their interest and respect as she and 23 other Holocaust survivors — or children of survivors — told their stories.

The survivors and children of survivors interacted with John Carroll seniors throughout the day, either through presentations or face-to-face conversations. About 75 to 80 members of the 180-person senior class served as volunteer guides,...

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