WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The images are painful and the stories are disturbing. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, survivors like Nat Shaffir recalled their horrifying experiences. "When I was 9 years old we were put into a ghetto. My family and myself. Some of the family that was left behind most of them later were killed," he shared.
Louise Lawrence-Israels lived with her parents and brother in an attic in Amsterdam for three years, not far, she says, from where Ann Frank was hidden. "When I was six months old we had to go into hiding because the transport deportations were starting from Holland to the death camps in Poland," she explained.
This remembrance day falls on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland in 1945.