Schultze to speak Feb. 16 on Holocaust

Reimar Schultze is an evangelist who lives in Kokomo. He was born in Germany under the Nazi Regime to a partly Jewish family. Despite this, he survived the Holocaust.

English Teacher Deborah Beck brought Reimar to the school’s attention.

“Reimar is a part of Revival for Our Day, a Christian organization that I am affiliated with. My family has known him for many years,” said Beck.

On Thursday, February 16, Schultze will be speaking to the juniors and seniors in the auditorium at 2:15 p.m. The senior English classes have read the book Night and will be studying the Holocaust this semester. He was invited to speak as it is a unique opportunity to hear from a primary source regarding the Holocaust. He will also be speaking to the community in the auditorium the same day at 7 p.m.

Beck is filled with excitement to have Schultze come speak to the junior and senior classes.

“I was thrilled to be able to invite Reimar to speak to our students. I believe it is a wonderful, unique opportunity for our students to hear a Holocaust survivor speak in person especially since he is part of the last generation to have experienced the holocaust first hand,” said Beck.

All juniors and seniors will have the chance to come listen to Reimar Schultze speak about his life as a Holocaust survivor on February 16 in the auditorium at 2:15 p.m. The community will also have a chance the same day at 7 p.m. This event is a great opportunity for students to hear firsthand about the experiences of a Holocaust survivor.

Story by Brooklyn Dotts