This Weblog has brought together students, teachers, library media specialists and adults in our community. Through a reading of the memoir All But My Life by Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein, we have participated in a joint discussion and sharing of reflections. The project culminated with an author visit to Battle Creek, Michigan on April 16, 2007.

We had an overwhelming response from school groups throughout the state of Michigan to attend Mrs. Klein’s morning presentation at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, receiving requests for more than 3400 students. Because seating was limited to 1911, adults and students were encouraged to attend Mrs. Klein’s evening presentation at 7:00 PM in the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. 

In response to the great interest on the part of students to participate in the project, Merit Network, in collaboration with Internet2, Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview School District, Calhoun Intermediate School District, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Klein Foundation has made an Internet/Internet2 broadcast stream of Gerda Klein’s morning presentation available free of charge to viewers in Michigan and throughout the United States. The event was streamed LIVE over the Internet and Internet2 by Merit Network through RealMedia, Windows Media, Quicktime, and MPEG2 Multicast format.

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