Ivy Schamis on the importance of Holocaust education
On the anniversary of the Parkland shooting

In this clip from her 2019 interview with Dr. Stephen Smith, Ivy Schamis, an educator at Parkland High School, stresses the value of Holocaust education.

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“Nothing compares to eyewitness accounts,” Schamis said. “The students get a better feel for the survivor or liberator when they hear their own words and see their body language. It is very inspiring.” Starting five years prior to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Ivy Schamis taught a year-long course on the Holocaust.

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