Andra Bucci, Holocaust Survivor, Visits Middle Schoolers

Jan 29, 2020 1151

On Jan. 27. 1945, Andra Bucci watched the Red Army liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp. Now, 75 years to the day, Andra recounted that moment and other harrowing personal stories of surviving the Holocaust with her sister during a two-hour talk with our middle school students on Jan. 27. Valentina Imbeni, head of school, and Lorenzo Ortona, Italian Consul General, served as translators.

“She remembers the Russian soldiers liberated the camp and she remembers a soldier cutting salami on a piece of wood and sharing with her,” said Andra, with Mr. Ortona translating. “That was the first real food she had since coming to Auschwitz.”

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