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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Survivors share their stories on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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.



Thornton Crowe said...

It's ashame with all the revelry today over the debate, this important got lost in most news cycles. It was a harrowing day for millions of Jews throughout the world. The remembrance of this day should be paramount so we are not doomed to repeat it's troubled and tragic past.

Anonymous said...

Crowe so true. Some need to take a hard look at what happens when you have a lunatic running a country. Blind loyalty and obedience will lead to disaster. Ruling with fear has never worked on Americans. Respect will win out every time. Some local leaders need to take head.

Anonymous said...

There will not be a need for a Christian Remembrance Day.
We require no buildings, museums, or special days to recognize the fact that tens of millions were slaughtered in the bankers' second war for Palestine.

Anonymous said...

While the Jewish people certainly made up about 1/2 of the 11 million lives lost, they were not the only group persecuted. There are Poles, Ukranians, Gypsies, Slavs, and other nationalities as well as the disabled, elderly, and the very young. This day should recognize anyone forced to bear a number instead of a name and those who fought/died to save them.