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Warsaw Ghetto survivor brings exhibit to area to promote education on Holocaust 


URBANA - Bill Gingold's garage is filled with long carboard boxes. Forty of them, to be exact, weighing a total of about 1,000 pounds.


On Mother's Day, with the help of his daughter Tamra and grandkids, Gingold will open the boxes to unveil "Courage to Remember."


The traveling Holocaust exhibit will be on display from May 15-26 at the Champaign-Urbana Elks Lodge, 903 N. Dunlap Ave., Savoy.


Gingold, who survived the Warsaw Ghetto, is encouraging the public to visit. All are welcome.



'We adapted': Holocaust survivor profiles his family's escape for Unity eighth-graders


TOLONO — Bill Gingold learned to count in a log cabin at a Siberian lumber camp, where the older kids, like his brother Sam, would etch numbers into sawdust on the floor.


They didn’t have school, or teachers for that matter. So the children adapted, and taught each other.


“It was much like a dry-erase board,” Gingold described to an audience of Unity Junior High eighth-graders. “We didn’t have the instructional tools you do.”