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Meeting a Holocaust Survivor Inspired Illinois Students to Establish Genocide Museum in Their High School

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On the evening of April 13, Holocaust survivor, author, activist and public speaker Aaron Elster passed away at the age of 86.

As the first Vice President of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Elster was a constant and beloved presence in at the Skokie, Illinois facility, and he talked to everyone, from those browsing in the bookshop to groups of students from all over the country who came to hear the story of his narrow escape from the liquidation of the Sokolow Ghetto when he was a boy.

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