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Marion Blumenthal Lazan

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Marion Blumenthal Lazan was a Holocaust survivor. There were concentration camps that were places that the Germans put Jews in to work under harsh conditions that could possibly kill them. The camp that Marion went to was Bergen-Belsen, the same as Anne Frank. She was 9 years old at the time. There, Marion and the other prisoners were fed a crust of bread only once a day. But soon, it turned into once a week. After she survived, in 1948 she moved to Peoria, IL. When she was 13, she was placed in 4th grade because she didn’t know much English or about the American life. That was when she was first introduced to the English language. Along with school, movies and the radio helped her to learn English. By age 16, her English had improved greatly. In 1951, Nathaniel Lazan walked Marion home after Yom Kippur services. She graduated in 1953 and ranked 8th out of the 265 students that graduated. Two months after graduation, she married Nathaniel Lazan. They had two sons and one daughter. The sons’ names were David, who was born in Winter Haven, FL; and Michael, who was born in New York City. The daughter’s name was Susan, who was born in Waco, Texas. All three children are now married with children. She eventually wrote the book, Four Perfect Pebbles. It takes place where The Diary of Anne Frank ends and is based on Marion’s life in the concentration camp. She won awards like the National Leadership Award, the Myrtle Leaf Award, and the Eishet Chayil (Woman of Valor) Award. She also went back to school to become a medical assistant…

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“Utah State University.” Utah State University. Online. 2001-2004 18 May 2006.

“Four Perfect Pebbles – Marion Speaks.” Four Perfect Pebbles Holocaust Survivor. Online. 27 April 2006.

Collins, Harper. “Marion Blumenthal Lazan: HarperCollins Publishers Authors and Illustrators.” Harper...


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