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Holocaust survivor will speak at high school

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:06 p.m. CDT

HUNTLEY – Holocaust survivor Lisl Bogart will present her story of survival and courage to World History and World Geography students at Huntley High School on Wednesday in the school’s Performing Arts Center.

Two 60-minute presentations, including time for questions and discussion, will be at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and will include an introduction from Bogart’s family friend and Huntley High School social worker Katie Szarzynski. The public is invited to attend either presentation.

Audience members will hear Bogart’s story of being taken from her home by the Nazis and transported to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, where she later was liberated on May 7, 1945.

Lisl (Winternitz) Bogart was born May 7, 1926, the youngest of two children in a Jewish family in the Czechoslovakian capital of Prague. Bogart’s family lived on Karlova Street in the Karlin district of the city, where her father owned a wholesale business that sold floor coverings.

Bogart’s story is one of horror and hardship, but also of courage, hope and the will to survive.

Huntley High School is at 13719 Harmony Road. For information, call Anne Sharkey at 847-659-6600.

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