Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hoover High School was thrilled to participate in a Google Live Event hosted by Xavier High School in Iowa. Teachers from around our building. They not only were watching the Google Live presentation, they were also Tweeting in to participate in the discussion using the hash tag #XavierLive. Great day of collaboration! The photo below is from Coach Trent Hosmer's history class.
We are so pleased to welcome Cesare Frustaci, a Holocaust survivor, to Xavier High School on April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (CDT).  Cesare will share his story with our U.S. History classes in our school’s theatre.  We will stream the presentation (approximately 45 minutes) and Question/Answer period (approximately 45 minutes) and make the feed available to all of you. 

To submit a question, we ask that students pose the question to their teacher and that the teacher submit the question on Twitter, identifying their school/state and using the hashtag #XavierLive.  We will give a shout out to your school as the question is asked.

 Here is the press release for this event (which includes the link for the stream):

 Xavier High School will welcome Cesare Frustaci, a Holocaust survivor, on April 10, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.(CDT) Frustaci will discuss growing up in the Jewish ghetto in Budapest and surviving in a Nazi youth detention camp.

 In addition to sharing his story with Xavier students, Mr. Frustaci's presentation will be streamed as a Google Live Event to students from other schools around the globe.

 “We are blessed to have the opportunity to welcome Cesare Frustaci to Xavier High School to share his compelling story with our students and we are excited to share his presentation to students around the globe," says Tom Keating, principal at Xavier High School. "To hear a first-hand account of one’s encounter with the Holocaust will truly be a phenomenal experience for all who are fortunate enough to be part of this event.”

 The presentation itself will last approximately 45 minutes, which will be followed by a question and answer period. Viewers who are watching via the live stream will have an opportunity to field their questions on Twitter using the hashtag "#XavierLive."

 The video stream will be available at  as well as on the Xavier High School YouTube page at . The presentation will be recorded and able to be viewed following the live stream.

 For more information, contact Tom Keating, Xavier High School principal, at 319-294-6635 or at .

 About Cesare Frustaci

Born in 1936, Mr. Frustaci was the child of Margit Wolf, a Hungarian ballerina, and Pasquale Frustaci, an Italian composer. During World War II, Frustaci and his mother were forced into a Jewish ghetto in Budapest. At the age of seven, his mother was interned by the Nazis in a German concentration camp. Frustaci survived out on the streets until he was eventually captured and sent a youth detention camp. After two years of separation, they were reunited in a small village on the border with Romania. Frustaci has made it his mission to share his story with young people. An extended biography is also available at .

If you know anyone else who may be interested in taking part, please have them contact me via e-mail.  We will add them to our list!

Looking forward to an phenomenal national/global collaboration!



Tom Keating, Principal
Xavier High School
6300 42nd St. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52411
“Learning With A Higher Purpose”


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