At this time when we all seek to move beyond deeply hurtful symbols and hateful words, Middlebrook School recently hosted two very important programs within two days of each other. The first addressed some of the very worst that has happened in the world: the Holocaust. The second featured empowered Middlebrook students doing good in the face of the darkness of world hunger, striving to make things better.
The first of these programs was presented by Stamford resident Judith Altmann, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor taken by the Nazis at 14 — the same age as a number of the youth in her audience. She has been honored around the world for her work in recounting her experiences to audiences of all ages, with special focus on young people.