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HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR BRINGS HER STORY OF SURVIVAL TO EVANSVILLE

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Alisa Almuly Palmeri will speak with students at three area schools.

Some middle school students in Evansville who are studying the Holocaust will have an opportunity to meet and speak with a woman who lived through it this week.

Alisa Palmeri and her family fled from the Nazi’s during World War II, traveling from Yugoslavia, to Italy, where an entire Italian town worked together to protect and care for them. She will share her story with students at EVSC’s Thompkins Middle School on Thursday, May 2, at 10 a.m.

The media is encouraged to attend the event at Thompkins. Palmeri will also work with students at Plaza Park International Prep Academy and Holy Rosary School. For information on arranging interviews at those locations, please call or email the contact person above.

Palmeri’s visit is sponsored by the Committee to Promote Respect in Schools (CYPRESS).

For more information on Mrs. Palmeri, visit: http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2005/05/19/wartime_hospitality_steeped_in_courage?pg=full

About CYPRESS: CYPRESS is a local organization dedicated to using the lessons of the Holocaust and other atrocities to create a kinder, more respectful world.”

CYPRESS has also sponsored teacher trainings in the Holocaust and Civil Rights and recently launched an anti-bullying initiative called HEART. HEART is a collection of tools, activities and materials written by teachers designed to prevent school bullying. For more information on CYPRESS visit…www.cypressevansville.org