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Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story

Linn-Mar High School proudly welcomed Michael Bornstein and his daughter, Debbie Holinstat for the 2022 Holocaust Remembrance.

Mr. Bornstein is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, having withstood seven horrifying months as a four-year-old. This could be considered nothing short of a miracle when many other children often survived only weeks. Bornstein was carried out of the camp by his grandmother in 1945 and spent much of his life trying to put the experience behind him.

This experience was made possible thanks to the Thaler Holocaust Education Planning Committee. It is a local foundation whose mission is to support Holocaust education throughout east-central Iowa.