Cornelia Connelly School is honored to house Holocaust survivor, Mel Mermelstein’s unique collection of art and artifacts from the Holocaust on campus, which will be accessible to the public in spring 2019. Mel Mermelstein was the only member of his family that survived Auschwitz-Birkenau, Gross Rosen, and Buchenwald. Over the past several decades, Mermelstein has been collecting artifacts from the Holocaust and has even created new art from some of the pieces he’s collected. This unique collection has been graciously donated to Cornelia Connelly School in Anaheim, who plan to make the museum accessible to the public, particularly to schools so they can enhance their curriculum, which typically includes studying the Holocaust in U.S. History. Student representatives Channing Lee ’19, Myra Juma ’19, and Noelle Mourani ’20 attended a special event at the City Council Chambers of Anaheim where Dr. Kott (Buchenwald liberator) met Mel Mermelstein’s daughter and grandson.
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