Anita Schorr, 83, of Westport, is a Holocaust survivor. On Tuesday, she visited Vinal Technical High School in Middletown, to share her story. Born in Czechoslovakia, she is the only member of her family to have survived the Nazi’s attempt to obliterate the Jews. At age 13, she was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp and later to Bergen-Belsen, from which she was liberated in 1945. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1959, she remained silent about her experiences for many years. But a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. when it opened 20 years ago changed her. She could no longer keep silent. Since then, Schorr has spoken to hundreds of groups in Connecticut and New York about her experiences. Her goal is to teach people to not stand by when atrocities occur. “The free world stood silent,” while the Holocaust unfolded, she said. She hopes it never happens again.
- Renata Wawszkiewicz, of Bristol, shows her daughter, Olivia, 2, a shell she found on the beach while holding Olivia's little sister, Kamila, 7 months, at Hammonasset Beach State Park Wednesday. The Wawszkiewiczes stopped at the beach to get some fresh air after going to a doctors appointment nearby. "I've been coming here since I was a kid and we camp here every summer," said Wawszkiewicz. "I just love the beach." CLOE POISSONfirstname.lastname@example.org
- Playing follow the leader, members of the Berkshire League ski teams learn the slalom course set up on the Gunbarrel slope at Ski Sundown Wednesday afternoon. The Birkshire Ski League are private high schools from western Connecticut. MICHAEL McANDREWS | email@example.com
- Connecticut Huskies guard/forward Napheesa Collier (24) is stretches to the limit for a pass as UCF Knights forward Nyala Shuler (12) puts an arm into her back during the second half at the XL Center in Hartford Wednesday night in Hartford. Collier scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a 101-51 victory. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | firstname.lastname@example.org
- At Silver Sands State Park in Milford on Sunday, Jordan (from left) and her husband AdrianFischer, of Milford, play with Suki, their one-year-old chocolate lab mix, as she leaps at the fresh snow generated by Adrian. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | email@example.com
- Alert to the arrival of her car, seagulls flock for a buffet of cheezy popcorn courtesy of Rocky Hill resident Marian Lazzeri Thursday afternoon. Lazzeri brings the popcorn, her favorite, to the Rocky Hill boat launch to feed the birds every day. MICHAEL McANDREWS | firstname.lastname@example.org