An 88-year-old Holocaust survivor was finally able to get a high school diploma. In September 1939, Miriam Schreiber should have been starting first grade where she lived in Poland. But she spent that year and the five years that followed trying to survive after World War Two began. Miriam Brander, director of operations and community programs at Jewish Family Services in Hartford, Connecticut, where Schreiber lives, reached out to the New England Jewish Academy, a Jewish high school in Hartford, asking if they would consider giving Schreiber an honorary diploma. The principal of the school left the decision up to the students and a few students were taken to visit with Schreiber and hear her story. The class instantly voted to give her the degree.
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