Elkins Park Students Gift Holocaust Survivor Plaque in Honor of Deceased Siblings
Elkins Park teacher Lise Marlowe's sixth grade class presented 93-year-old Auschwitz survivor Itka Zygmontowicz special plaque dedicated to the memory of her 11-year old brother Srulek and 13-year old sister, Syzl, who perished at the concentration camp on November 22, 1942.
The plaque is symbolic of Marlowe’s years-old stick figure collection representing those who perished at Aushwitz. Marlowe conceived of the stick figure project in 1996 as way to help students put into perspective the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. The project is approaching 1.3 million stick figures, which represents only children nine and under, and covers the entire Elkins Park School gym. The class is determined to reach 1.5 million stick figures before Marlowe creates a stick figure exhibition at Gratz College in 2020.
Contact Lise Marlowe if you'd like to help her class finish the stick figure project.