Milton observed Holocaust Remembrance Day with a powerful assembly hosted by the Jewish Student Union and messages from guest speaker and Holocaust survivor Judy Josephs. Ms. Josephs was a young girl growing up in Poland when the Nazis invaded; she was able to survive by concealing her Jewish identity for years until liberation. Her parents and siblings were murdered.

Antisemitism continues to affect the lives of Jewish people in the U.S. and worldwide. Ms. Josephs’ story reminds us of the danger of hatred. She asked the audience to meet differences with acceptance.

“Stretch out your hands,” Ms. Josephs encouraged students. “Stretch out your minds, stretch out your hearts. Regardless of race, color, or religion, we are all people. Do not forget it.”