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CBS 2 Exclusive: Students From District Plagued By Anti-Semitism Meet Holocaust Survivors


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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Students from an Orange County school plagued by accusations of anti-Semitism were given a lesson in tolerance Monday.

As CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reported, several student leaders took a unique trip to hear personally from Holocaust survivors, hoping to spread the message of acceptance back on campus.

They met the survivors on a visit to the “March of the Living” exhibit at the United Nations – a graphic and emotional Holocaust display that would be a reality check for anyone.

And for the students from Pine Bush High School – which is part of a district plagued by widespread allegations of anti-Semitism — the message hit home particularly hard.

“I couldn’t fathom, like, the fact that they did lose everything, but they still had the hope to go on,” said Pine Bush sophomore Savanna Paxton.

The Pine Bush Central School District is embroiled in a federal…

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