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Credit Meadows ES welcomes Eva Olsson to the school to talk about eliminating hate from the world

May 16, 2018

ORANGEVILLE, Ontario – On May 14, Credit Meadows Elementary School welcomed Eva Olsson to the school.

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Olsson is a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor who has devoted much of her life to talking to people about her experiences during the Holocaust at Auschwitz Concentration Camp, a labour camp in Essen and finally Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.

Students in grades 6 to 8 from CMES, Princess Elizabeth PS, Princess Margaret PS, Spencer Avenue ES, Island Lake PS and Montgomery Village PS gathered together at Credit Meadows ES to listen to Eva’s words.

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Olsson spoke to students about eliminating the word hate from our daily vocabulary and how there are no innocent bystanders when it comes to bullying. She discussed how acceptance, compassion and finding peace is part of the solution because racism is a learned behaviour, not something people are born with. She spoke about how important it is to treat others the way you want to be treated and to never take family for granted.

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Students and staff said it was a pleasure to hear Olsson’s words and life lessons.

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