The Jackson-Milton Journal

Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

Rochelle Morelli

James Davis, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Visiting Jackson-Milton was a travelling educational piece detailing the horrors Henry Kinast, a Polish man, faced when he was forced into labor in a German camp during the occupation of Poland (1939-1945).

During Henry’s time in the Nazi labor camp he was forced into working for the German war machine, He later used the skills he learned in the concentration camp to start his steel business, becoming a successful CEO of his own company, PSK Steel in Youngstown, Ohio.

These details of his life are portrayed in the exhibit currently on display at the school. The exhibit is constructed in a tri-fold manner, with 3 “sides” each detailing a piece of Henry Kinast’s early life, his time in the camp, and the successes he later met in life as a steelworker.

The exhibit also has pictures and a short video which gives insight to the horrors that one could witness as a victim of the Holocaust. Many students of Jackson-Milton also got the privilege of hearing Jesse McClain, a professor and member of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, speak on Kinast’s experience and the lessons they could learn from his life. McClain wanted students to understand that the Holocaust wasn’t just a matter of history, but a social issue that needs to be remembered so as not to repeat those mistakes in our own lives.

McClain likened the Holocaust to Bullying in schools, describing his opinion on how the holocaust should be treated. “I’ve never thought of the Holocaust as a Jewish issue, but as a human issue,” McClain said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Left
  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Showcase

    JMHS Cheerleaders repeat their visit to STATE competition

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Community

    Veterans Day Assembly hosts Bradley E. Smith

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Showcase

    Homecoming Court 2018

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Showcase

    SADD helps students to make positive choices

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Student Life

    ACT Test Prep: Learning new strategies to improve scores

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Student Life

    Prom Committee selects 2019 theme: Rustic Romance

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Sports

    Wrestling Jays 2018-19

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Sports

    Blue Jay Basketball 2018-19

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Sports

    Lady Jays 2018-19

  • Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students

    Showcase

    JMHS Cheerleaders repeat their visit to STATE competition

Navigate Right
The student news site of Jackson-Milton High School
Holocaust exhibit brings educational experience to JM students