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A schoolgirl prods Oregon to require study of Holocaust in schools

PORTLAND, Ore. - Claire Sarnowski was in fourth grade in 2014 when she heard Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener speak to students about the concentration camps he endured and the family and friends he lost to the Nazis.

Sarnowski was so moved that she and her mother visited Wiener at his house outside Portland. Improbably, the young Catholic girl and the elderly Jewish man went on to become friends.

She drew him a picture of trees and flowers that he missed as a teenager amid the barren horror of the

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