Public invited to Holocaust Remembrance Night at North Eugene HS

Public invited to Holocaust Remembrance Night at North Eugene HS

EUGENE, Ore. - The public is invited to North Eugene High School on Thursday evening for Holocaust Remembrance Night.

All 270 sophomore students at North have been studying the horrific events of the Holocaust for the past month.

They've put together a student-created museum depicting acts of resistance to the Nazi program to exterminate the Jewish people. A model of a safe-house for Jews is just one of the displays. 

The event is open to the public from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

"Many books were burned by the Nazis during the Holocaust," said student Erica Lee. "We wanted to show how the books can bring hope and joy, even in the Holocaust."

"Some of it can be compared back to bullying, but just this idea of standing up against injustice, no matter where it happens, is a theme that's really resonated with them," said Clair Wiles, a teacher at North Eugene. "So we asked them to sort of investigate - it sounds weird - but the heroes of the Holocaust and the acts of resistance that both Jews and non-Jews demonstrated against the Germans."