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LA VERNIA -- Members of the public are invited to attend the Pennies for the Persecuted Symposium Monday, April 29, in La Vernia, as Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher shares her inspiring story of survival. The Navarro and La Vernia school districts are partnering for this amazing opportunity for the community to hear history firsthand. The public is encouraged to attend a symposium at 6:30 p.m. in the La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) auditorium on Bluebonnet Drive, next to the junior high campus.

Fighting all odds, Auer-bacher and both of her par-ents survived a concentration camp during World War II. They later immigrated to the United States, and she went on to success as a chemist and published author.

Students have been working to raise 6 million pennies, one each to represent the life of a Holocaust victim.

The La Vernia Junior High School eighth-grade art students, under the instruction of Samantha Webb and Kathy Trammell, have created emotional art inspired by Holocaust literature. These artworks will be auctioned during the April 29 event. Preview the art at http://teacherweb.com/TX/LaVerniaJH/Cooper/links1.aspx and click on the first link. All pennies and proceeds collected will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Guadalupe County.

Auerbacher’s books also will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

For more or to donate to the penny drive, email Jennifer Cooper at Jennifer.cooper@lvschools.net.
 

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