Skate to Survive

Skate to Survive

Skate to Survive: The Story of Ellen Burka

Ellen Burka, who was a famous and iconic Canadian figure skating coach, survived Nazi concentration camps to become a champion skater. The YouTube video above, tells her moving and important story. I’m posting this because I was reminded of Ellen’s story when I decided to switch to the Holocaust MOOC. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to take some lessons from Ellen when I was a young skater.

Find other related articles about Ellen Burka here:

Ellen Burka dies at age 95: Hall of Fame figure skating coach survived the Holocaust, revolutionized her sport and kept working in her 90s

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