Holocaust Survivor Receives Honorary High School Diploma

The Fellowship  |  August 25, 2020

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At just seven years old, Miriam Schreiber, now 88, witnessed the Nazis invading Poland. Years later, after the war, she wanted to complete her education, but never had the opportunity – until now. Our friends at Israel Hayom tell us more:

According to a story on We-Ha.com, Schreiber was only seven years old when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. Until 1946, she lived and worked in a Russian displaced persons camp. After the war, she yearned to attend school to get her diploma, but never had the chance to do so.

Several months ago, courtesy of Jewish Family Services, several of the school’s students met Schreiber and heard her story. After speaking and connecting with Schreiber, they said they wanted to help her…

“When the class of 2020 was asked if they would share their graduation ceremony with Miriam, the response was jubilant,” Nabel told local outlet We-Ha.com. “As the first class to graduate from the New England Jewish Academy, they were proud to join generations together in this milestone event.”

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