May 8, 2012 -- The Anne Frank in the World Exhibit in Sandy Springs hosted a group of 5th and 6th graders from Mountain View Elementary School Beta Club in Woodstock, Georgia. This visit turned out to be a testament to the message of Anne Frank, one that resonates with each of us.
Students of Mountain View Elementary School Beta Club with Holocaust survivor Janine Storch.
The trip to the exhibit was voted on by the students and won out over the World of Coca-Cola, and the Atlanta Zoo. When they arrived, they were given a tour of the exhibit by exhibit docents, Eileen Silberstein, Susan Eckert and Kristen Wories. At the end of the tour, the students asked Sandra Craine, Program Director at the Anne Frank Exhibit, if the students could make a presentation. The students unfolded a large replica of a check in the amount of $125.00. Each of the students participated in raising money by babysitting or doing other types of chores.
When asked by Executive Director, Viki Staley, what the students learned one girl answered, I felt almost scarred by what I had seen and that I would not sit by any longer and be a bystander. The exhibit made such an impression on their minds that it will not be soon forgotten.