MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - On Tuesday, Martin Lowenberg received a warm welcome from dozens of Marquette students in Kaufman Auditorium.
"He did so well. I'm so impressed,” said Kaden Rogers, a senior at Marquette Alternative High School.
Kaden Rogers says he was honored to be present at Tuesday’s presentation.
"That's an event that happened so long ago, and there's so few of those people left and so I think it really adds to the impact of just the historical event as a whole."
Rogers explains it means more than just reading it from a textbook.
"It's very easy to become distant when it's a book or a movie or a TV show, but when you see it in someone's eyes, when you hear them and you see that they're just telling a story, it really helps to drive the impact," he explained.
Rogers says presentations like this are inspirational not just for learning in class but also in life.
"I'm a senior right now, and so there's a lot of stressful situations going on, trying to figure out your place in the world, where you're going to school and all that so there's a lot of negative things hitting you at once, but it's about just trying to turn those negatives and all the stresses and all the big decisions that you have to make to something positive,” said Rogers.
"Life should be full of learning. With this, I want students to continue learning in order to earn which is my message to them,” said Holocaust survivor, Martin Lowenberg.
Rogers thanks his teachers for being Martin Lowenberg in to speak and share his story. He hopes he and his classmates will be able to hear from more influential people like him soon.