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Area eighth graders honor tolerance week at the Orpheum


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - In honor of tolerance week, a group of Siouxlanders showed a movie to area eighth graders at Sioux City's Orpheum.

Those running the event said the movie is perfect for all age groups, to show just how poisonous untamed intolerance can be.

Nicky's Family tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939.

Jerry Weiner, who is a part of running the event, said it's a crucial lesson for these kids to learn.

"Some of these kids really realize that they can make a difference, that they want to make a difference. They can do things with their lives that they never had the confidence that they could do. Seeing something like this is an inspiration. It validates the great ability of people to do the right thing, because it's the right thing to do," Weiner said.

Weiner said today's movie was just a precursor for an even more important event on Wednesday evening.

Rise: A Spiritual Journey of Resistance was designed by Sioux City Symphony's conductor, Ryan Haskins to feature music, artwork, and poetry from the Holocaust era.

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