Holocaust Stamp Gallery
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St. Kevin Elementary School

Miami, Florida, (1997)

These drawings are sent from St. Kevin Elementary School, a Catholic School headed by Mrs. America Novas.
The school is located in the United States in the state of Florida and the city of Miami. My name is Maria Khawand. I teach Reading to the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. The first book on my reading list was The Cage, by Ruth Minsky Sender. Mrs.Treilles, the social studies teacher, and I agreed this would be an appropriate selection since our eighth-grade students will be studying about World War II. Upon searching for background information on the Holocaust to give my students, I came across your Web Page.
I discovered the stamp gallery and was truly fascinated by the collection that described the sequence of events of the Holocaust. I was especially touched by the children's gallery. I found this to be a great opportunity to have my students come closer to understanding the horror of the Holocaust.
I presented the idea to the art teacher, Mrs. Eskert, who has motivated not only the eighth-graders, but also the students in the other grades to draw the events of the Holocaust.
This is how we have come to send you these pictures. We are also taking our students to see the play The Diary of Anne Frank. My objective has been to spark an awareness in my students on the events of the Holocaust, and on the realization that this is an event that could still occur in their lifetime.

The students that sent in the drawings are:

Jennifer Cento, age 10
Cristina Diaz, age 13
Mark Ochoa, age 12

Adriana Girimaldo, age 13
Michelle Valverde, age 13

     Miami, Florida, (1999)

since 1.10.97