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Survivor To Speak At Community Holocaust Commemoration

Apr 25, 2017
Aileen LeBlanc / KMUW

The annual Wichita Community Holocaust Commemoration will take place on Wednesday. The speaker will be a woman who was saved from the Holocaust but was orphaned when she lost her parents and her sister.

When Rachel Goldman Miller was nine years old, she was sent to a summer camp outside Paris to hide from Hitler's slaughter of the Jews.

During the war, she lived with her aunt. Afterward, an American soldier found her in an orphanage and brought her to the U.S.

A Holocaust survivor brings his story to Wichita this evening in a program to remember the Holocaust and teach future generations about it.

Sami Steigmann was just a year-and-a-half old when he and his parents were taken into a slave labor camp in Romania. Almost all of his terrible life there was learned long after the camp was liberated.

At 76, he is one of the youngest survivors of the horrors of the Jewish imprisonment and extermination.

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Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day is being observed this weekend. The Wichita Holocaust Commemoration Council presents a program on Tuesday, which will include a special guest. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc has the story...

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