On Monday, Tecumseh Middle Schoolers gathered at an assembly to hear about the Holocaust.

On Monday, Tecumseh Middle Schoolers gathered at an assembly to hear about the Holocaust.

Michael Korenblit, president and co-founder of the Respect Diversity Foundation and co-author of “Until We Meet Again”, shared stories experienced by his family during that time.

Korenblit told the students about what his parents, Mayna and Meyer Korneblit went through with their family members and neighbors as the Nazis decimated the Jewish population. Many of Korneblit's family members — including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins — did not survive the horrific events of World War II.

He said his parents, who were just teens at the time, lived in constant fear under the harsh conditions of hiding, as well as making it through separation from each other for nearly two years, and being sent to numerous concentration camps and death camps.

Korneblit's parents both survived the war.