ARLINGTON — Arlington High School's Advanced French class will present a reader's theater production on Wednesday, May 22, entitled "Les Enfants d'Izieu," about 44 children and seven teachers who were taken by the Nazis from their school, in an isolated area of France during World War II, and ultimately put to death at Auschwitz.
The Byrnes Performing Arts Center will host the program starting at 7 p.m. The goal of the event is to remind people of what can happen when hatred and bigotry are allowed to get out of control.
"We should learn from history, and from the examples of those who resisted and rescued," said AHS Advanced French teacher Sherida Taylor. "We hope that, by teaching these values, our students will be able to make the world a safer place."