Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Experience
Students at Jefferson Community College heard a first-hand account from a holocaust survivor.
Esther Bauer shared her story in a crowded JCC auditorium Tuesday.
She spoke of her experience as a prisoner at a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.
She's 88 and says her message for members of the younger generation is that it's their responsibility to make sure people are never persecuted like that again.
"It's very important that the young people know the story," she said.
"We are dying out, so it's important to speak to them and tell them," she said.
"I always emphasize that they have to see to it that this never happens again."
Bauer says she'll never forget the day she was liberated. She was 21 and says although she lost both her parents and her husband in the concentration camps, she's grateful -- above all -- to be a survivor.
Sunday, April 20, 2014, Watertown, NY
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