By: Ashleigh Clevenger

On Wednesday night, Martin Lowenberg, one of the Holocaust survivors, spoke at Perrysburg Junior High School. Lowenberg spoke at the junior high school for the 8th graders, as part of their study of Nazi Germany and World War II. According to, during WWII Martin Lowenberg was in four different concentration camps. In 1945, at the age of 17, he was finally freed from the camps. During the speech, he spoke about the awful things that he endured at the camps and the vile things that Nazi Germany did during those times. Lowenberg stated, “One and a half million children were killed, burned, were gassed and burned in Auschwitz alone.” Lowenberg also wrote a book about his time during the war in a book called Living Witnesses: Triumph over Tragedy.