COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University students heard from a Holocaust survivor who recounted his journey from the German invasion to US immigration.
Herschel Greenblat was the speaker of Thursday night's program, presented by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and CSU's College of Education and Health Professions.
Greenblat spoke about the concentration camps, how his family escaped, and how they made their journey to America.
He even talked about his father meeting and becoming good friends with the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"When we talk about the murder of six million Jews and millions of others, each one was an individual and each one had a family, each one had a future ahead of them, so I think it really personalizes it and helps people to understand that these were ordinary people and that this tragedy happened to real people," said Sally Levine with the Georgia Commission of the Holocaust.
The program is part of the "Teaching About the Holocaust: Lesson for Today," as well as a two-day professional development workshop for educators in partnership with CSU's Department of Teacher Education.