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Fountain honors Holocaust survivors who have impacted Gulliver students

Fountain honors Holocaust survivors who have impacted Gulliver students

Fountain honors Holocaust survivors who have impacted Gulliver students

Maximo Jalife, Class of 2020; Melissa Gaviria, ’20, and Cali McKenzie, ’20, students in Danielle Lyon’s Middle School Year Programme at Gulliver Academy, present Bozenna Urbanowicz-Gilbride, Holocaust survivor and co-author of Children of Terror, with a small token of their thanks for sharing her life changing experience.

In honor of five Holocaust survivors who have impacted the Gulliver community by sharing their life-changing memories, a group of sixth grade students and faculty recently dedicated a fountain at Gulliver’s Academy Campus in Coral Gables.

Designed and created by Gulliver math faculty member Scott du Feu, the fountain is made of simple hardware, which is a reflection of the makeshift items Holocaust survivors used in their day-to-day life during their captivity.

The names of the five survivors were engraved on individual bricks that surround the fountain. These include: Bozenna Urbanowicz- Gilbride, Inge Auerbacher, Marty Baranek, Simon Konover and Annie Reinfeld.

The ceremony consisted of an appearance by Holocaust survivor and co-author of Children of Terror, Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbrid; a presentation by the fountain’s designer, and a showcase of student’s Holocaust studyinspired works in poetry, art and music. Using their knowledge and imagination, three students recited their own “escape” from a concentration camp while another duo displayed the Y-shirts they designed regarding this point in history.

Fountain honors Holocaust survivors who have impacted Gulliver students

Holocaust survivor and co-author of Children of Terror, Bozenna Urbanowicz-Gilbride proudly holds her brick which will be installed permanently in front of the fountain at Gulliver Academy.

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