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Pelham Middle School Students Welcome Holocaust Survivor.

Betty Knoop, who survived the Holocaust, talks to eighth-graders at Peham Middle School about her experiences.
Betty Knoop, who survived the Holocaust, talks to eighth-graders at Peham Middle School about her experiences. Photo Credit: Contributed

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.

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