Rossville Middle School

Rossville, Indiana

Speaking to 8th Grade Students about my visit to Auschwitz

Hello, students of Rossville Middle School! I visited you on a recent November day and spoke to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

Reading one survivor's account of Auschwitz

Explaining the details of Auschwitz

I spoke to the eighth grade about my book, Auschwitz: Voices from the Death Camp as part of their unit on the Holocaust. The book contains the stories of ten people who were at Auschwitz. I told you about the history of the camp and about the terrible acts committed there.

I also talked about my book Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii and gave a PowerPoint presentation about the mummies of Ancient Egypt--all 3,000 years of them, including some very interesting and quite unusual animal mummies. I spoke to fifth graders about my beginnings as a writer. 

It was a great day!

Lunch with some students and teachers

Thank you to Mrs. Gick for arranging my visit and her kindness throughout my stay. You have a great librarian!