On Monday, April 29, Germantown Friends School welcomed Holocaust survivor David Tuck for a special assembly sponsored by the Jewish affinity group Chaverim.
David was introduced by GFS parent Lise Marlowe, a teacher in the Cheltenham School District, who has been teaching the Holocaust for 25 years and is chair of the education committee at Philadelphia's Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center. "Think about it: You are the last generation to meet a Holocaust survivor," she told the audience of Upper School students. David spent five-and-a-half years in concentration camps, including Auschwitz, before being liberated on May 5, 1945; at the time, he was 15 years old and weighed only 78 pounds. "We were told every day was our last day," he said.
David has spent the last 30 years sharing his story of surviving German-occupied Poland, ensuring the history of the Holocaust continues to be remembered and taught.
In the top photo, L to R: Sammi Deutsch '20, Upper School Director Matthew Young, Chaverim Advisor Alyson Solomon, David Tuck, Lise Marlowe, and Raz Allon '19.