We, the students of History of the Holocaust at UW-Madison, would like to present to you our research on the Sara Spira Project. We have learned so much from this project, and we think it is essential to share that knowledge with you so that we can all grasp a better understanding of the Holocaust.
The Holocaust is often presented in numbers and figures, but we wanted to break that trend and tell about this significant, although deeply saddening, event in history through the experience of one woman: Sara Spira. Sara lived in Leipzig, Germany until she was ultimately deported to Poland. Her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and George Stern, moved right here to Wisconsin in 1939. This project will combine past and present to explain Sara’s story through her words and the words of her family. Click here to begin exploring her journey.
We would also like to thank the UW-Madison History Department for their contributions that made this project possible. You have given our class the opportunity to research an important topic and publicize all that we have learned so that anyone can learn about the Holocaust through Sara’s story, as we have.