Eleazer Shares Holocaust Story

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), Ms. Ida Notowitz Eleazer spoke in chapel about the experiences of her late father, Mr. Max Notowitz, in Poland during WWII, including time spent in forced labor and as an escapee before he was liberated at war’s end. His family was killed by the time he was 14, but he survived the labor camp and hiding in the woods for 21 months. After coming to America, he eventually settled in Memphis.
“I tell my dad’s story … so we won’t forget what happened just two generations ago to six million Jews,” Eleazer said. “There is no room for hate in our world, and peace and kindness are the best answer.”

The students paid tribute to her powerful and compelling presentation with a spontaneous standing ovation.

Eleazer showed this video she produced about Mr. Notowitz’s wartime experiences.