COMMENTS:

The ‘Boy who had the chocolate factory’ shares his Exodus story

 

As Leon Prochnik and his family fled from Poland after the Germans invaded in 1939, the 6-year-old boy held an image in his mind that helped him survive. The image was a tub of chocolate.Now in his 70s, Prochnik will visit the Peninsula Center Library on March 15 to tell the story of “The Boy Who Had the Chocolate Factory” to adults and children. The talk will be followed by a special art project.“My family owned the second-largest chocolate factory in Poland before World War II, and when I would go there, I’d sneak off to the chocolate tub,” Prochnik said. “I would dip my arm in the tub and eat all the chocolate off my arm, and I’d get sick from eating so much chocolate. And the next time, I’d do it again.”

 

By Annie Lubinsky, Peninsula News

 

 

ENDORSEMENTS FOR “MILKA & ME

 

YOU REALLY IMPRESSED ME WITH YOUR HOLOCAUST STORY. I HOPE YOU VISIT OUR SCHOOL AGAIN!

Devin Coates

5th Grade Student Havre De Grace Elementary School

 

MY FAVORITE PART OF YOUR STORY WAS THAT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED THE CHOCOLATE TUB WAS YOUR SAFE PLACE.

Sean Chamberlain

7th Grade Student Ronald Reagan Elementary

 

MANY YEARS FROM NOW I WILL SEE SOMETHING INVOLVING CHOCOLATE AND I WILL THINK OF YOU, YOUR CHOCOLATE TUB AND THE HOLOCAUST!

Isabella C

10th Grade Student Pacifica High School

 

THANK YOU FOR BLESSING ST. BRENDAN SCHOOL WITH YOUR PRESENCE.

Sister Maureen O’connor

Principal Saint Brendan School

 

YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCE WAS SO VIVID AND ENGAGING.

Mrs. Patricia Aparicio

Principal Saint Ignatius School

 

THE STUDENTS ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT YOUR PRESENTATION AND WHAT A PROFOUND AFFECT IT HAD ON THEM.

Joan K. Jacobs

Magnet Coordinator Buchanan Elementary School

 

PLEASE KEEP TELLING YOUR STORY -THIS GENERATION NEEDS TO HEAR IT, AND MY GENERATION NEEDS NOT TO FORGET IT.

Bobbi White

Independent Study Teacher Gorman Learning Center