By George J Elbaum
This was my first presentation at a school, and it couldn’t have gone better. Arranged by the Washington State Holocaust Education Research Center (WSHERC), my contact at this middle school was teacher Jo Cripps, whose unbounded enthusiasm leaped from her several emails and was evident from the students in her and teacher Carolyn Kyle’s combined classes with whom I met. The students sat and listened attentively, asked questions (see Speaking Events), then crowded around for autographs, first on paper slips, then on notebooks, backpacks, shirt sleeves & arms! The whole event was very rewarding for me and a great encouragement to continue doing more.