PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham Middle School eighth-graders recently welcomed Betty Knoop, a survivor of the Holocaust, to their school.
Knoop's visit was part of their Holocaust unit studied in both English and Social Studies.
Koop, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, was eight-years-old when the Germans invaded her country. Her whole family was arrested and sent to camp Westerbork, and on to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
She was liberated by the Russians and returned to Amsterdam. Her mother survived the camp but died three days after she was liberated.
Betty was a contemporary of Anne Frank, lived in the same neighborhood, and was deported to the same concentration camp as Anne.