8th Graders Hear a Holocaust Survivor's Story

8th graders in Carolyn Warhaftig's English class have been reading Elie Wiesel's Night and learning about the Holocaust. They welcomed Linda Ferguson to their Community Time on Friday. Linda is a longtime Charlottesville resident whose mother, Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, is a Holocaust survivor. Linda's mother left Austria when she was 9 years old. Sadly, Eva's father and grandparents were unable to escape and perished in the concentration camps. Linda shared her mother's story with our 8th graders, who found it both compelling and sad and asked many questions.