International School of Berne
Hello, Grades 6-12!
I spoke to Grade 6 about Ötzi and melting glaciers around the world.
I talked to Grades 7 and 8 about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 and the destruction of Pompeii, its rediscovery and excavation, and the making of the plaster casts.
I spoke to Grades 9-12 about my research on Kristallnacht for my new book, Kristallnacht: The Nazi Terror that Began the Holocaust. I explained the five-year series of events that lead up to Kristallnacht, the terrible ten days that preceded it, and the four days and nights that are now considered to be Kristallnacht (November 7-10, 1938). This is not an easy subject to learn about, but you were a perfect audience. I also want to thank you for your excellent questions afterwards. I hope this is a subject that you will keep learning about.
I had a wonderful time visiting your school. I especially want to thank your librarian, Jill Van Niekerk, who arranged my visit and helped make the day so memorable.