Holocaust survivor recalls tale of Kristallnacht
Speaking in an event commemorating Kristallnacht, Steven Ross told an audience Thursday that it essential to teach about the Holocaust. “Little kids must know, and if they don’t know they won’t tell their children and their children’s children,” Ross said.
Ross […] now works as a psychologist, and has worked to erect the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. […]
His address was often graphic, as he described the manner in which he escaped mass killings and death by starvation. “To survive, we were resorting to cannibalism,” Ross said. “We were eating each other to survive.”
He showed the audience some objects from the camps: The cap he had to wear as part of his uniform; the dish he used to eat, bathe and defecate; prisoners’ flimsy shoes; scissors men used to tidy themselves up before “selection”; and animal figurines made from the crushed bones of Jews. He said his mission is to “keep the images of the Holocaust alive” and “give people an inkling of what it means to be a survivor today.”
Alison Pfeffer and Michaela May
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